China’s version of ChatGPT, and protecting our brain data

Technology meant to read your thoughts and explore your memories is already here In recent years, we’ve seen neurotechnologies move out of research labs and into actual use. Schools have used some devices to monitor children’s brain activity to know when they are paying attention. Police forces use others to find out if someone is … Read more

Blocking AI porn, and brain data privacy

News: MIT Technology Review found that popular AI image creator Midjourney bans a slew of words about the human reproductive system from being used as claims. What does it contain? The list of taboo words seems to veer mostly for females, including terms like “placenta,” “fallopian tubes,” and “mammary glands.” The company says it’s blocking … Read more

How your brain data could be used against you

The ‘memory prosthesis’ implant appears to improve memory in people with brain damage, gay books in September. The device is designed to mimic the way our brains normally form memories in a seahorse-shaped structure called the hippocampus. A non-invasive form of brain stimulation, which delivers gentle electrical pulses through a swim cap from electrodes, appears … Read more

A brain implant breakthrough, and China tech reflections

News: Eight years ago, a patient lost her ability to speak due to ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, which causes progressive paralysis. Now, after volunteering to receive a brain implant, the woman is able to quickly deliver phrases at a rate close to natural speech. why does it matter: Even in the age of keyboards, … Read more

An ALS patient set a record communicating through a brain implant: 62 words per minute

In the new research, the Stanford team wanted to see if neurons in the motor cortex contain useful information about speech movements as well. Meaning, could they detect how Subject T12 tries to move her mouth, tongue, and vocal cords as she tries to speak? These are small, subtle movements, and according to Sapps, one … Read more

Brain stimulation might be more invasive than we think

But is it? In Bluhm and colleagues’ survey, responses varied. Some believe that treatments that involve multiple trips to the doctor’s office are invasive because they take up a person’s time. Others believe that device-based therapies are less invasive than traditional talk-based therapies, because they do not require an outsider regal with one’s life story. … Read more

We’re witnessing the brain death of Twitter

Monday 12 December Twitter disbanded its Trust and Safety Board, A wide-ranging group of global civil rights advocates, academics, and experts who have advised the company since 2016. Meanwhile, Musk has welcomed back formerly banned high-profile extremists like White nationalist Patrick Casey. according to data Compiled by researcher Travis Brown, other reposted accounts include Minnist, … Read more

Here’s how personalized brain stimulation could treat depression

The resulting mood decoder enabled the researchers to determine how each of the volunteers felt based on readings from electrodes in their brains. In theory, it should be possible to apply this technology on a larger scale, allowing us to peek into the minds and well-being of people with mood disorders. Shanechi and her colleagues … Read more