The Surgeon Who Wants to Connect You to the Internet with a Brain Implant

“Though the technology is decidedly modest compared with Leuthardt’s grand designs for the future, he believes this is an area where he can meaningfully transform people’s lives right now. There are about 700,000 new stroke patients in the U.S. each year, and the most common motor impairment is a paralyzed hand. Finding a way to help more of them regain function—and demonstrating that he can do it faster and more effectively—would not only demonstrate the power of brain-computer interfaces but meet a huge medical need.”

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609232/the-surgeon-who-wants-to-connect-you-to-the-internet-with-a-brain-implant/

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So What does Our Future Hold?

This week I am sharing the link to an article The Consequences of Machine Intelligence written by Rice University professor Moshe Vardi and previously published in the The Atlantic Monthly.

Professor Vardi explores the ever-increasing rate of Machine Development viz-a-viz its potential to reduce human jobs as well as  transform not only our economies but our entire form of life.

The issues raised here are pertinent and must be considered.

Also click here to see a transcript of Moshe Vardi in conversation with Steve Cherry of IEEE