AI LA SIG: Cognitive Performance
We host a monthly meeting to discuss a different topic. This month we are focusing on Cognitive Performance.
Dr. Tim Mullen will give a presentation on:
Past, Present, and Future Brain-Computer Interface Technologies
Learn about and discuss the current state of the art, as well as near-horizon advances, in brain-computer interface (BCI / BMI) and other neural interface technology. We will explore the science, hardware/software, and applications of these emerging technologies across a broad landscape from clinical to consumer to artistic.
We will also briefly discuss the history and social context of BCI technology development over the last 50 years, gaining deeper insights into the promises, opportunities, challenges, and ethical considerations presented by this field and how these have evolved over time. In looking forward into the future, we will have an opportunity to creatively envision what future neural interface technologies could look like and their transformative impact on humanity, but — importantly — bounding this by realistic scientific, technological, and ethical constraints.
Dr. Tim Mullen is a computational and cognitive neuroscientist, educator, and entrepreneur. For over 15 years he has worked at the intersection of advanced neurotech and machine learning in collaboration with academic, governmental (health, edutech, space, defense), and industry organizations. He is founding CEO and Research Director at Intheon, pioneering the first cloud middleware platform for interfacing with the brain. He also finds creative expression as a new media artist, creating installations and performances that explore the coupling between mental and physical worlds using real-time biosensor data, algorithms, and audiovisual media. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Mainly Mozart and founding Director of the annual Mozart & the Mind Festival.