The Telekinetic World of Neurable | Deep Learning
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The Telekinetic World of Neurable | Deep Learning

– Do you see that cereal box over there? – Yeah. – Just consciously want it,
and it should come to you. – [Woman] Wow, it’s
like having superpowers. – (laughs) We can interpret
what your brain wants and have you telekinetically
control anything in your world. (upbeat music) My name is Dr. Ramses Alcaide, and I’m the CEO of Neurable. Neurable is a software that enables you to control devices using just your mind, whether in the real world
or the digital world. It’s an algorithm system that enables us to understand user intent. The ultimate goal in Neurable is to create what we call a
world without limitations, where you can be someone
who’s differently abled or fully abled, but you can interact and control anything using just your mind. And so there is no limitation
to what you can do. A key reason that motivated
me to create Neurable is actually my family. If I could summarize
their story in one word, it would be sacrifice. My parents set an enormous example for me. I was five years old when my parents came to the United States. They were teachers in Mexico, previously, and when they came to the United States, their credits didn’t transfer, and then they had to become custodians. But that is the sacrifice that they paid for me to have this kind of opportunity. And then when I was eight years old, my uncle got into a trucking accident and lost both his legs. And that was a very
traumatic moment for me. When that occurred, he
came to the United States to get prosthetics made for him. As I saw that process and as I saw him eventually also repairing
his own prosthetics, it motivated me to try
to create technology that can help people who
are differently abled. Neurable’s technology consists of a virtual reality device and a cap. The cap has sensors on there
that record brain activity. They’re called
electroencephalography sensors. That records your electrical
signals coming from your brain, and our software allows us
to take that brain activity and interpret what you
actually want to do. And then from there, we actually create the actions
that you that you want. – [Computer Voice] You
need to escape from here. Remember, your new powers allow you to perform actions using your mind. When an object flashes, that means you have control over it. We need to find a way through this door. Look around for clues. – The way that it works, is when new information
is presented to you, your frontal lobe, which is in
charge of executive function, communicates with your parietal lobe, which helps with visual
spatial processing. Together, we’re able to
leverage those two areas of the brain in order to
understand the user’s intent. After developing the Neurable algorithm, one of the first use cases was to work with children and adults
who are differently abled. For example, children
who have cerebral palsy or adults with ALS. Our main intent was to enable them to communicate to caregivers, so that they could receive
adequate medical attention. While initially the
motivation was purely medical, as the technologies evolved, we can start to see that it’s
actually quite ubiquitous. It can be used across numerous fields to help people around the world and really democratize how people are able to
interact with one another and the technology that’s around them. So I work to create a
world without limitations. And this world is seamless and free and anybody
who’s differently abled or fully abled can just be a part of it.

One Comment

  • Whitney Dahlin

    Cyborgs! The future is here! Within ten years we will have cyborgs with guns in their arms and cameras for eyes and night vision! I'm just so excited for the technical advances the next decade will bring! The future is now!

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