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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Better Brain Interfaces Are Like Internet Shifting From Dial-Up to Broadband

Kernal is developing invasive and non-invasive brain-machine interface and neuroscience technology. Kernel is a private neurotechnology company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The company was founded in 2016 by Bryan Johnson who backed it with a personal investment of $54 million. Bryan was founder, chairman and CEO of Braintree, a company that specialized in mobile …

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Thought Operated Random Access Memory Prototype for Implantable Memory Devices for Less Than $200

Ido Bachelet has previously created DNA nanorobots for nanomedicine surgery. His new research is thought operated digital random access memory Thought-Operated Digital Random-Access Memory by Lee Ben-Amil and Ido Bachelet. The capacity and reliability of biological memory could be exceeded by a constantly growing flux of information to remember and operate by. Yet, our memory …

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Gel-free Noninvasive Brain Computer Interfaces Is More Convenient for Your Hair

Brain–computer interfaces (BCIs) enable direct and near-instant communication between the brain and electronic devices. One of the biggest remaining challenges is to develop an effective noninvasive BCI that allows the recording electrodes to avoid hair on human skin without the inconveniences and complications of using a conductive gel. In this study, we developed a cost-effective, …

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Common Problems in a Memory and Intelligence Amplified Future

A 34-year-old store clerk in Japan stole and abused 1300 credit numbers by using his perfect memory. The clerk has eidetic memory. He would memorize the customers name, credit card number, expiration date and security code for a few minutes. He would then record this information in a regular paper notebook. Eidetic memory is typically …

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Thought Transparent World and Privacy

Facebook has created devices that read all the words of your inner voice and Elon Musk’s Neuralink is creating brain-computer interfaces (BCI) that will have thousands and later millions of nodes. Temporarily mitigating remote mind-reading of your inner voice could involve headphones for music and distractions of your own thoughts to less sensitive topics. However, …

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Neuralink Multi-thousand Channel Brain Interface Implantation Surgery

The full Neuralink paper describing how their multi-thousand channel brain interface system will be built and implanted is here. It is called “An integrated brain-machine interface platform with thousands of channels”. Neuralink believes the key to high fidelity brain interfaces is to precisely reading the electrical spiking of the brain. They call this roughly ten …

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Neural interfaces to connect humans and AI – SU Global Summit 2018

Tarin Ziyaee is Director of Algorithms, CTRL-Labs. Ctrl-labs is developing neural interfaces to connect humans and AI. Ctrl-labs is create a kit to enable neural control and interface AI Ctrl-labs Hardware Robust, multimodal biosensing Comfortable skin-contact sensors reveal the neural signals underlying fine motor control Inertial measurements compensate for external forces Safe, non-invasive, and comfortable …

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