Scientists urge Government to back brain-computer technology

Britain’s leading scientists are calling on the Government to get ahead of other countries in ensuring ethical risks of using brain-computer technology are properly understood, along with suitable regulations. The Royal Society says a national investigation should be launched into neural interface technologies, which are devices placed on the outside or inside of the brain…

DeepMind co-founder ‘taking time out’ from company

The co-founder of British artificial intelligence firm DeepMind, now owned by Google’s parent firm Alphabet, has gone on leave from the company. Mustafa Suleyman is head of the company’s “applied” division, which looks for practical ways to implement the firm’s research into AI. In a statement, DeepMind said: “Mustafa’s taking some time out right now…