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Man fitted with robotic hand wired directly into his brain can 'feel' again

Advanced prosthetic allows paralysed man to control movements and register when the robotic hand is touched<p>A new advanced robotic hand that is wired directly into the brain has been successfully tested, allowing paralysed man to “feel”.<p>The hand, developed by the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns …

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Thinking in Silicon - MIT Technology Review

Picture a person reading these words on a laptop in a coffee shop. The machine made of metal, plastic, and silicon consumes about 50 watts of power …

Computer learns like a human and (sort of) beat the Turing Test

There is a fundamental difference between the way computers learn and the way humans learn. Humans can see one example and intuit what that object or …

Human brain inspires computer memory

How is it possible to create computer memory that is both faster and consumes less energy? Researchers at the Institut d'électronique fondamentale …

Researchers create first neural-network chip built just with memristors

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers working at the University of California (and one from Stony Brook University) has for the first time created a …

Will Mind Transfer Ever Happen?

In Self/less, a dying billionaire “sheds” his mind into a younger man<p>It’s tempting to imagine the brain as a biological computer, with the tissue as hardware and electrical activity as software. If that were the case, mind transference might be technically feasible (albeit ethically fraught), at …

Would You Trust A Self-Driving Car In A Snowstorm?

Think about the above question this weekend, whether you’re inching your way through snow-packed traffic or are merely watching the big blizzard unfold via television news reports while sitting toasty and warm at home.<p>The first wave of self-driving cars will essentially employ an array of cameras …

Harvard will take a close look at the brain to build better AIs

There's no AI that can learn as fast as the human brain -- at least not yet -- but Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) wants to change that. The government organization has granted three departments within Harvard University a total of $28 million dollars to find out why our …