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Mind-reading tech ‘must include neurodivergent people to avoid bias’
UK data watchdog says science of monitoring brain and nervous system is expanding fast but holds ‘real danger’ of discrimination

Alex Hern Technology editor

07, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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‘Beyond the evidence’: media reports overhype ketamine’s use as a depression treatment, review finds
Five-year study shows outlets have been exaggerating efficacy, safety and longevity of the drug

Melissa Davey Medical editor

07, Jun, 2023 @11:00 PM

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Sight Extended review – unsettling tale is an eye-opener in our age of AI anxiety
An agoraphobic downloads an app that promises to turn his life around – but things begin to get sinister when it takes over his social interactions

Cath Clarke

07, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The existential threat from AI – and from humans misusing it | Letters
Letters: Roger Haines writes that there is no evidence of AI sentience, while Prof Paul Huxley recalls Asimov’s laws of robotics, and Phyl Hyde says fears of AI are being overblown

02, Jun, 2023 @4:16 PM

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Hibernation artificially triggered in potential space travel breakthrough
If discovery is feasible in humans it could be used to send astronauts into suspended animation, say scientists

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

25, May, 2023 @3:54 PM

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Paralysed man walks using device that reconnects brain with muscles
Pioneering research could help development of miniaturised devices for stroke patients and paralysed people

Ian Sample Science editor

24, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Scientists discover brain signals for chronic pain
Discovery of ‘objective biomarker’ raises hopes for new treatments for people living with intractable pain

Ian Sample Science editor

22, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Is The Creator the first (or last) in a new wave of sci-fi movies about AI?
The trailer for Gareth Edwards’ new film shows humanity being outsmarted by AI – and is released just as our overlords-to-be are rearing their terrifying heads

Ben Child

19, May, 2023 @3:13 PM

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Talking to babies may help shape brain structure, research finds
Scientists find link between levels of adult speech and infant myelin, which surrounds nerves and makes signals more efficient

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

15, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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The big idea: why colour is in the eye of the beholder
We might think the sky is blue and trees are green, but the truth is rather stranger

James Fox

08, May, 2023 @11:30 AM

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The Experience Machine by Andy Clark review – how our brains really work
A cognitive philosopher explains how prediction, rather than perception, is the mind’s secret weapon

Steven Poole

04, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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AI makes non-invasive mind-reading possible by turning thoughts into text
Advance raises prospect of new ways to restore speech in those struggling to communicate due to stroke or motor neurone disease

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

01, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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