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This podcast's purpose is to bring together the field of neuroprosthetics/brain machine interfaces/brain implants in an understandable conversation about the current topics and breakthroughs.

We hope to replace needing to read scientific papers on new research in an easy to digest way.

People can share thoughts or ideas to facilitate 'idea sex' to make the field of brain implants a smaller and more personal space.

Aug 9, 2021

Professor Aldo Faisal is the Professor of AI & Neuroscience at the Dept. of Computing and the Dept. of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. His work is in Machine Learning and eye tracking to improve neurotechnologies.

Top 3 Takeaways

  • "What we do is we get people to move into our living lab/studio flat and they live their daily lives, and we record everything that they do, how they do, where they look, we record the eye movements, the body movements, and everything."
  • "The more subjects you add to your dataset from different datasets, the worse the performance of the system becomes."
  • A combination of fNIRS and EEG works significantly better together than they do apart


0:45 "Do you wanna introduce yourself?"

16:00 "Why is the eye movement retained even in degenerative disorders? Why that versus something more basal and integral to life like breathing or heartbeat or something"

18:45 "It seems like neurotech is, and should be very deeply ingrained with AI and machine learning. How important is it?"

22:00 Are there plug-and-play AI programs for neurotech?

25:30 " So why wouldn't you like always go to those larger data sets from other labs?"

26:45 "Machine learning/AI takes a very long time and it's very computationally intensive. Is this something that people can do at home?"

28:30 "Is there anything that we didn't talk about that you wanted to mention?"

30:15 "So how much better is the combination of EEG and fNIRS versus just one?"

Interesting videos about Dr Faisal's work: