May 30, 2019

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Cybernetics

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, internet, robotics/AI

This post by Prof. Kevin Warwick originally appeared at OpenMind.

Article from the book There’s a Future: Visions for a Better World

If you could improve by implanting a chip in your brain to expand your nervous system through the Internet, ‘update yourself’ and partially become a machine, would you? What Kevin Warwick, professor of cybernetics at the University of Reading, poses may sound like science fiction but it is not; he has several implanted chips, which makes him a cyborg: half man, half machine. In this fascinating article, Warwick explains the various steps that have been taken to grow neurons in a laboratory that can then be used to control robots, and how chips implanted in our brains can also move muscles in our body at will. It won’t be long before we also have robots with brains created with human neurons that have the same types of skills as human brains. Should they, then, have the same rights as us?

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