Brain-Implanted Artificial Intelligence (AI) (2018-2022)Curator: Isabel Pedersen, Ontario Tech University | August 2018 and ongoing
Collection Editor: Isabel Pedersen
Collection Archivists: Sharon Caldwell
This curated collection explores the idea of brain-implanted AI and the social and ethical issues that arise. One of the famous advocates for it, Elon Musk discusses plans for his Neuralink company and brain-implanted AI in several artifacts. In one, he claims, it will “enable anyone who wants to have superhuman cognition”. Kernel also aims to develop technologies to understand and treat neurological diseases in new ways. It will also interpret the brain’s complex workings in order to create applications towards cognitive enhancement. Memory editing is one of the more controversial topics in the collection that explores augmentation technology, posthumanism, transhumanism and human enhancement.