Braingate Translates in Realtime Thoughts to Text With 94% Accuracy

A paper in Nature reports that a Braingate Brain Computer Interface (BCI) enabled a man paralyzed from the neck down to have his thoughts translated to text with 94% accuracy. An intracortical BCI tdecodes attempted handwriting movements from neural activity in the motor cortex and translates it to text in real-time, using a recurrent neural …

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Whole Brain Emulation Versus AGI

On the prediction site Metaculus, Robin Hanson and Matthew Barnett have a bet about whole brain emulation versus artificial general intelligence. The bet is that when US labor participation rate is less than 10% then em-like automation will contribute more to GDP than AGI-like. Robin Hanson wrote the book the Age of EM. The “Em” …

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Intel Loihi 2 – Neuromorphic Chip with 15X Density

Intel introduced Loihi 2, its second-generation neuromorphic research chip, and Lava, an open-source software framework for developing neuro-inspired applications. Neuromorphic computing create chips that function more like the biological brain, aspires to deliver orders of magnitude improvements in energy efficiency, speed of computation and efficiency of learning across a range of edge applications: from vision, …

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High Resolution Scanning Into Deep Tissue by Reconstructing Scattered Photons

A new microscope uses a combination of hardware and software-based adaptive optics to reconstruct object image. Non-invasive microscopic techniques such as optical coherence microscopy and two-photon microscopy are commonly used for in vivo imaging of living tissues. When light passes through turbid materials such as biological tissues, two types of light are generated: ballistic photons …

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Desktop GPUs Simulate 24 Billion Synapse Mammal Brain Cortex

Dr James Knight and Prof Thomas Nowotny from the University of Sussex’s School of Engineering and Informatics used the latest Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) to give a single desktop PC the capacity to simulate brain models of almost unlimited size. This work will make large brain simulations accessible to researchers with tiny budgets. The research …

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Most Brain Aging Decline Can Be Fixed Overnight

There are two huge aspects to a new antiaging drug. The first aspect is that a large portion of age-related brain decline is not permanent damage. This non-permanent damage is repaired overnight by a new antiaging drug. The Google-back antiaging company, Calico, has licensed the drug. A new University of San Francisco antiaging drug, called …

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Neuralink is a Fitbit in Your Skull With Tiny Wires to Fix Your Brain and Spine

Neuralink is recruiting for great engineers to make brain repair affordable and reliable. They implanted brain read-write devices into brains in pigs. They have received emergency FDA approval in July and will soon implant into humans in clinical trials. The information for this article is almost exclusively from the Neuralink demo. The video of the …

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Elon Musk Newest Interview With Joe Rogan

Elon Musk was interviewed by Joe Rogan for the second time. Unlike the first time there was no smoking of marijuana. Elon discussed getting the neuralink brain interface into humans in about one year. Neuralink will replace a one inch section of the skull. Neuralink could stop epilepsy, restore eye sight and repair stroke damage. …

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Babies Exposed to High Air Pollution Have Structural Changes to Their Brain at Age 12

Significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12. Nextbigfuture believes this research is saying that there is some degree of long term brain damage or brain development abnormalities caused by high levels of air pollution. Higher levels of TRAP exposure at …

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