It sounds like science fiction: a device that can reconnect a paralyzed person’s brain to his or her body. But that’s exactly what the experimental NeuroLife system does. Developed by Battelle and Ohio State University,

NeuroLife uses a brain implant, an algorithm and an electrode sleeve to give paralysis patients back control of their limbs. For Ian Burkhart, NeuroLife’s first test subject, the implications could be life-changing.

Don’t let the first few seconds of him talking Swedish scare you off, he switches to English for the remainder of this insightful talk.
Max Tegmark is a Professor doing physics and AI research at MIT, and advocates for positive use of technology. He is the author of over 200 publications as well as the New York Times bestsellers “Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” and “Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality”.

Not long ago, I thought that my days writing research papers were behind me. Since getting into data science, that seems like a faulty assumption. While the field has definitely left the academic sphere and taken off in the public and commercial space, the field still has a heavy accent on academia. There are even data science conferences that require a paper be published before you can submit a talk.

Fortunately for me, Siraj Raval share his tips on how to write a research paper.