Why You Shouldn’t Upload Your Brain To A Computer

Polina Anikeeva

Machines outperform humans in calculations. So why is a robot startled by a task of folding a wrinkled sock? Neural engineer Polina Anikeeva, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, describes how differences in natural “brain hardware” and solid-state electronics lead to differences between human and artificial intelligence, and what challenges and opportunities stem from those differences.

Polina Anikeeva

Dr. Polina Anikeeva is an assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT and a principal investigator of the Bioelectronics group. Her research lies in the field of neuroprosthetics and brain-machine interfaces. Together with her group, she explores optoelectronic, fiber-based and magnetic approaches to minimally invasive neural interrogation.
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