Future of Health
Scientists are demonstrating new and exciting ways to control very specific regions of the brain. In a first-of-its-kind experiment, implanting a novel wireless device into the brains of mice, scientists have been able to program their social interactions. When they turned the implants off, the mice stopped socialising.
“We now have the technology to investigate how bonds form and break between individuals in these groups…” said one of the lead researchers. Can this brain experiment, or even the brain-reading headphones mentioned below, help us better understand ourselves, and our social interaction with others?
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“Brain activity in an isolated animal is interesting, but going beyond research on individuals to studies of complex, socially interacting groups is one of the most important and exciting frontiers in neuroscience,” says John A. Rogers, who led the technology development remote controlling the social interactions of mice.
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Will waiving patents for Covid-19 vaccines boost global supplies? It’s an idea pushed by India, South Africa and many campaigners: that lifting the IP protections on covid-19 vaccines would boost supplies by allowing the vaccines to be made in greater numbers, in more countries. The New Scientist looks at the case.
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NHS AI LAB OPPORTUNITY
The NHS AI Lab is looking for candidates to apply to develop a validation study using the NHSX National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database (NCCID). Selected candidates will be supported in developing a validation study to assess the performance of their AI algorithm. Visit here for more information and to apply.
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Join us for the 5th annual edition of the Global Leadership Summit and Festival of
AI & Transformational Technology addressing the question:
“How do we get the next 10 years right?”
A recent report from The Markup’s Citizen Browser project has shown Facebook’s extensive data gathering allows Big Pharma to exploit sensitive information relating to illnesses for targeted ads. This piece investigates further.
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