Ray Kurzweil predicts that artificial intelligence will equal and then surpass human intelligence in the not-too-distant future, in what he calls the “moment of singularity.” Advances in brain/machine interfacing (BMI) may be viewed as a challenge to this futuristic prediction.
Category: Brain Interface
Does brain surgery to treat disease change the essence of who we are?
Melanie Swan on Introduction to Ethics of Perception in Nanocognition
Consumer brain computer interfaces have entered the marketplace, but what do they do exactly?
DARPA, the Defense Research Projects Agency, is best known for its role as progenitor of the Internet. Now they want to revolutionize biotechnology.
When we consider the matter of brain function augmentation, we take it for granted that the issue refers to the human brain as a distinct organ. However, as we live in a complex technological society, it is now becoming clear that the issue is much more complicated. Individual brains cannot simply be considered in isolation, and their function is no longer localized or contained within the cranium, as we now know that information may be transmitted directly from one brain to another (Deadwyler et al., 2013; Pais-Vieira et al., 2013).
DARPA’s BCI programs span four major challenges: detect, emulate, restore, & improve.
For the past two winters, CDM has joined with Berlin’s CTM Festival to invite musical participants to grow beyond themselves.
ETH researchers led by Professor Martin Fussenegger have developed the first gene network to be operated via brainwaves.
This year’s Nobel Prize in medicine recognises work on “cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.” Those cells are found in the hippocampus. It is just one tiny part of the brain, but this structure gets at least its fair share of research attention.