Category: Computer-Brain Interfaces

Elon Musk’s Neuralink startup raises $39 MILLION as it seeks to develop tech that will connect the human brain with computers

Elon Musk’s Neuralink startup raises $39 MILLION as it seeks to develop tech that will connect the human brain with computers

James Pero | The Daily Mail | Source URL An Elon Musk-backed startup looking to connect human brains to computers has raised most of its $51 million funding target.  According to a report by Bloomberg, Neuralink has raised $39 million of its planned $51 million funding round as per a filing […]

2009: NSA Building “HAL” A.I. System, Facebook Now Developing Brain-Machine Interface

2009: NSA Building “HAL” A.I. System, Facebook Now Developing Brain-Machine Interface

Daniel Taylor | Old-Thinker News | Source URL “Think of 2001: A Space Odyssey and the most memorable character, HAL 9000, having a conversation with David. We are essentially building this system. We are building HAL.” – NSA researcher In a little noticed bombshell report by James Bamford in 2009, it was […]

In China, Surgeons Are Treating Addiction With Brain Implants

In China, Surgeons Are Treating Addiction With Brain Implants

“It controls your happiness, anger, grief and joy.” Victor Tangermann | Futurism | Source URL Deep Brain Deep brain stimulation (DBS), an experimental technology that involves implanting a pacemaker-like device in a patient’s brain to send electrical impulses, is a hotly debated subject in the field of medicine. It’s an inherently […]

Elon Musk claims Neuralink technology that will connect the human brain with computers is ‘coming soon’

Elon Musk claims Neuralink technology that will connect the human brain with computers is ‘coming soon’

James Pero | The Daily Mail | Source URL Elon Musk believes humans must link up with machines in order to fight the inevitable onslaught of artificial intelligence. In a recent tweet, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO said technology from his latest company, Neuralink, will be ‘coming soon.’ Musk has […]

It’s 2019 and Scientists Have Created Mind-Controlled Rat Cyborgs

It’s 2019 and Scientists Have Created Mind-Controlled Rat Cyborgs

Gavin Butler | VICE | Source URL A team in China figured out a way to take control of a rat and “steer” it through a maze with their thoughts. Researchers at Zhejiang University published a paper titled “Human Mind Control of Rat Cyborg’s Continuous Locomotion with Wireless Brain-to-Brain Interface” […]

Brain implants, AI, and a speech synthesizer have turned brain activity into robot words

Brain implants, AI, and a speech synthesizer have turned brain activity into robot words

MIT Technology Review Science Daily Source URL Neural networks have been used to turn words that a human has heard into intelligible, recognizable speech. It could be a step toward technology that can one day decode people’s thoughts. A challenge: Thanks to fMRI scanning, we’ve known for decades that when […]

Zap: How Electric Therapy Is Curing Navy SEALs of PTSD … And Could Remake Brain Science

Zap: How Electric Therapy Is Curing Navy SEALs of PTSD … And Could Remake Brain Science

Patrick Tucker | DefenseOne | Source URL Hundreds of vets have tried out an experimental new treatment that could change how the world addresses mental disorders. Tony didn’t know what to expect when he walked into the Brain Treatment Center in San Diego, California, last spring. The former Navy SEAL only […]

Chinese schools scanning children’s brains to see if they are concentrating

Chinese schools scanning children’s brains to see if they are concentrating

Chris Baynes | The Independent | Source URL Headbands that monitor concentration by reading brain signals have been trialled on thousands of Chinese schoolchildren. The devices could soon be used on millions of students across China, according to the US tech company which designed them. Massachusetts-based start-up BrainCo says its […]