Measuring deep-brain neurons' electrical signals at high speed with light instead of electrodes | KurzweilAI

Researchers at MIT have developed a new approach to measure electrical activity deep in the brain: using light - an easier, faster, and more informative method than inserting electrodes. They've developed a new light-sensitive protein that can be embedded into neuron membranes, where it emits a fluorescent signal that indicates how much voltage a particular cell is experiencing.

Ray Kurzweil claims singularity will happen by 2045 | KurzweilAI

Futurism - March 14, 2017 | Dom Galeon & Christianna Reedy This is a summary. Read original article in full here. Predictions by Ray Kurzweil Ray Kurzweil, a director of engineering at Google, is a well-known futurist with a track record for accurate predictions.