Elon Musk has a vision of linking human brains to computers in order to avoid our species from being outpaced by artificial intelligence – and this dream is set to become a reality.
Devices that eavesdrop on neural activity can help paralyzed people command computer tablets to stream music, text friends, check the weather or surf the internet.
A professor from the University of Southern California has demonstrated the use of a brain implant to improve the human memory.
FlatScope would be implanted between the skull and cortex in order to communicate with functioning areas of the brain that can process sight and sound.
Tech billionaire Elon Musk is announcing a new venture called Neuralink focused on linking brains to computers.
A clinical research publication led by Stanford University investigators has demonstrated that a brain-to-computer hookup can enable people with paralysis to type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date.
A paralysed woman, who is "almost completely locked in," has become the first person to use a fully implanted brain-computer interface at home in day-to-day life without constant doctor supervision.
Researchers have now used direct stimulation of the human brain surface to provide this basic sensory feedback through artificial electrical signals, enabling a person to control movement while performing a simple task: opening and closing his hand.
Technology for reading signals directly from the brain could provide a way for people with movement disabilities to communicate.
You may now be wondering how long it will be before we can unlock a door, turn on a kettle, or even send an email simply by thinking about it.
In the next decade, people who have suffered a spinal cord injury or stroke could have their mobility improved or even restored through a radically new technology: implantable devices that can send signals between regions of the brain or nervous system that have been disconnected due to injury.
Paralyzed patient can now type and surf the internet with a neural implant and tablet.