Neurotechnology: the science leading Ireland’s brain wave

We’re entering a new era of neurotechnology – computers that read minds

Healthcare is the field in which neurotechnology shows the most promise. Picture: Getty

In July this year, a tech story appeared in the media which appeared to confirm our worst fears about the techno-surveillance future. Researchers at China’s Heifei Comprehensive National Science Center announced that they had developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) which could check people’s allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party, as part of a programme of “artificial intelligence empowering party-building”. In a since-deleted Weibo post, the team said they could use equipment measuring brain waves ...