Put AI to Work
April 15-18, 2019
New York, NY
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Sooner than you think: Neural interfaces are finally here

Patrick Kaifosh (CTRL-labs)
11:05am11:45am Thursday, April 18, 2019
Interacting with AI
Location: Trianon Ballroom
Secondary topics:  Interfaces and UX
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Software and gaming developers, software engineers, and machine learning researchers



Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with the underlying principles of AI technology

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to use noninvasive neural interfaces—no neuroscience expertise required—thanks to rapid advances in AI and machine learning


During the past decade, significant advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning have expanded how we communicate and interact with the world. There are more screens and devices in our lives, but our ability to control these devices hasn’t kept pace. While controversial projects involving invasive brain-machine interfaces have been grabbing headlines, this technology is still decades away from exiting the lab and changing how we interact with the digital world for the better.

Patrick Kaifosh outlines a future where we’ll be looking up at the world instead of down at our phones. With the launch of the CTRL-labs developer kit (CTRL-kit), noninvasive neural interfaces are finally here, and the possibilities are almost limitless.

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Patrick Kaifosh


Patrick Kaifosh is the cofounder and chief science officer at CTRL-labs, a venture-backed startup developing noninvasive neural interfaces. Patrick completed his graduate studies under the supervision of Larry Abbott and Attila Losonczy at Columbia University, where he studied circuit-level mechanisms of learning and memory in hippocampal and cerebellar memory systems and led the development of a widely used open source software package for analysis of calcium imaging data.