1 min readA device that can read your mind: Is there a cause for concern?

For the longest time, researchers have been trying to unlock the secrets of the human mind in order to create a machine that thinks, acts, and decides like humans. How will this Facebook-funded research contribute towards this bigger goal?

Our societies may still be grappling with the implications to privacy of the massive data collection being undertaken by Big Tech companies, but a new privacy issue is emerging. Just recently, ethical issues surrounding the wearable brain-control device used in a Facebook-funded research have come to light. While the device is meant to help disabled people recover their mobility and capacity for communication, it is easy to see how such efforts can be tied to surveillance capitalism [read What Is Surveillance Capitalism], robotization, and the development of artificial general intelligence.

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