Episode 5: The Cyborg Apocalypse


On this episode, Dr. Gregg Tabot, a machine learning engineer, computational neuroscientist, and Shannon’s close friend, joins us from San Francisco. Gregg got his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Virginia Tech. He then got his PhD in Computational Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. He now works as a machine learning engineer at the start-up AppDiff. We talked about his research into making prosthetic arms that can transmit touch information to the brain, and got his thoughts on artificial intelligence and how you can teach machines to learn. We hope you like it!




PhD Lab: http://bensmaialab.org/

Homunclus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortical_homunculus

Current company: https://www.appdiff.com/

Click here for the Washington Post article for more info about restoring touch.