Facebook is building brain-computer interfaces for typing and skin-hearing

by Josh Constine – April 20, 2017

Today at F8, Facebook revealed it has a team of 60 engineers working on building a brain-computer interface that will let you type with just your mind without invasive implants. The team plans to use optical imaging to scan your brain a hundred times per second to detect you speaking silently in your head, and translate it into text.

Read more – TechCrunch

Elon Musk, His New Company, and Science

by Brian Ahier – March 28, 2017

Elon Musk, His New Company, and Science

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has founded a new company called Neuralink Corp. According to the Wall Street Journal Neuralink will be pursuing what Musk has previously called “neural lace” technology, which consists of implanting tiny brain electrodes that could one day upload and download our thoughts.

Read More – LinkedIn

Humans Control Robots with Their Minds by Watching for Mistakes

By Matt Reynolds – March 6, 2017

Humans Control Robots with Their Minds by Watching for Mistakes

Try again robot, you’re doing it wrong. A brain-computer interface lets people correct robots’ mistakes using the power of their thoughts. IEEE Brain Initiative’s Ricardo Chavarriaga weighed in on this story, with his thoughts on why error potentials make them a good choice for controlling a robot.

Read More – New Scientist

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