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Steve M. Potter
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Our Optoclamp paper in eLife was picked up by R&D Daily.
This is our open-source test bed for studying brain circuits in closed-loop fashion using light-sensitive ion channels and pumps (optogenetics).
http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/08/closing-loop-optogenetics
Our free publication: http://elifesciences.org/content/4/e07192
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Looking forward to Dublin Maker fair this weekend! I will be presenting "How to hack your brain with light"!
http://www.dublinmaker.ie/meet-the-maker-sunrisa/
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Our Optoclamp paper is out in eLIFE today! Open Access! http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.07192
Thanks to Jon Newman, for creating the hardware and software needed to clamp neural activity to a desired value using optogenetics and LED light. Thanks to Ming-fai Fong for super experimental work applying the Optoclamp to cortical networks in vitro, and to Garrett Stanley, Daniel Millard, and Clarissa Whitmire for helping us prove it also works in live animals. 
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This is very exciting that IBM is really pushing the definition of "computing" into new realms, including "brainlike architectures".  $3B is a lot of money! I wrote a book chapter that provides advice and ideas for computer engineers and Artificial Intelligence researchers on how to move towards more brain-style computers. Here is the link to my article: https://neurolab.gatech.edu/labs/potter/publications#Neuro4AI
Big Blue sets a five-year plan to figure out the manufacturing technology for the great-grandchild of today's chip tech -- and the even more different generations beyond that.
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DISCOVERY AMPLIFIER. As a neuroengineer researching learning and memory, I would love to see how Glass could augment mine. I will use it to rapidly find information in scientific papers from my collection, which is related to what I am reading at any given moment. 
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I won the University System of Georgia's top teaching award for Research Universities!
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I'm doing great, Steve, it's so good to see you. As you can see I'm living in Philly and have my own IP law practice in Doylestown, a suburb northwest of the city. How are you, besides winning prestigious teaching awards? 
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Nice review of my DIY Neuroscience workshop at Forma Labs biohacker space in Cork, Ireland.
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Interview by Katja Grace [katjagrace.com] about the overlap of neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence http://aiimpacts.org/conversation-with-steve-potter/ 
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New post to my NeuroEngineering the Future blog: "Better Minds: Cognitive Enhancement in the 21st Century"
My article is about how neuroengineering will fundamentally change human nature, in the near future (hopefully for the better!) 
http://stevempotter.tumblr.com/  
This is chapter 17 in the book (electronically reprinted with permission)
EVOLUTION HAUTE COUTURE:
ART AND SCIENCE IN THE POST-BIOLOGICAL AGE
Part 2: Theory. 
Edited and curated by Dmitry Bulatov
560 pp. with 293 b/w ill, Kaliningrad: BB NCCA, 2 0 1 3
ISBN 978-5-94620-073-8
Here is a link to the book's web page including a short video about this interesting book:
http://www.ncca.ru/en/articles.text?filial=4&id=66

If you wish to cite my chapter, this is the correct format:

Potter, S. M. (2013). Better Minds: Cognitive Enhancement in the 21st Century. In D. Bulatov (Ed.), Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-biological age, Part 2 - Theory (pp. 304-319). Kalingrad: National Center for Contemporary Arts. 
 
HOW WILL THE INTERSECTION OF BRAINS AND TECHNOLOGY CHANGE HUMANITY?
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June 18, 2014 was the first National Day of Making, and President Obama hosted a Maker Fair[e] at his house:
http://youtu.be/7wHorfRvvcE
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I am looking forward to seeing a lot more uses of neurobiology in the field of artificial intelligence and control.
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Truly amazing advance for folks whose livelihood depends on keeping up on scientific articles: Google's "My Updates" in the Scholar Search page. You need to be logged in and to have created a Google Scholar profile to get this, so if you have not, do that immediately if not sooner. What you get is an extremely relevant list of recent papers, based on Google's AI scanning all the papers who cited your work. More hits in that list than any Scholar search I have done manually!
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Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.
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  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Associate Professor, 2002 - present
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Kailua, Oahu, HI - Altadena, CA - Pasadena, CA - La Jolla, CA - Irvine, CA - Atlanta, GA
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Removing some of the A from AI
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Brain scientist in Atlanta
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  • University of California, San Diego
    BA, Chemistry-Biochemistry, 1983 - 1987
  • University of California, Irvine
    PhD, Neurobiology, 1987 - 1993
  • California Institute of Technology
    Postdoc - Biological Imaging; Biophysics; Electrical Engineering, 1993 - 2002
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