Bioethics Pundit

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May 20, 2024

A Device That Zaps the Spinal Cord Gave Paralyzed People Better Control of Their Hands

(MIT Technology Review) – Reid received the device, called ARCex, as part of a 60-person clinical trial. She and the other participants completed two months of physical therapy, followed by two months of physical therapy combined with stimulation. The results, … Read More

May 20, 2024

OpenAI’s Leaders Say They’ll ‘Keep Elevating’ Safety After Disbanding Their Existential Dangers Team

(Quartz) – Artificial intelligence is going to become more ingrained in our day-to-day lives — and OpenAI’s leadership wants the world to know it’s taking the risks seriously after the company shuttered the team responsible for AI’s existential dangers. In … Read More

May 16, 2024

Meta Faces Fresh Probe Over ‘Addictive’ Effect on Kids

(Wired) – The European Union has opened an investigation into Facebook and Instagram for the platforms’ potentially addictive effects on children, echoing two similar probes opened into TikTok earlier this year. Meta-owned platforms will be investigated for their addictive and … Read More

May 16, 2024

Neuralink’s First Patient: ‘It Blows My Mind So Much’

(Bloomberg) – For the first time, Noland Arbaugh explains how Elon Musk’s brain implant, which allows him to control a computer with his thoughts, has changed his life. Noland Arbaugh still doesn’t quite know what happened. He doesn’t know many … Read More