Welcome and Intro by Nataliya Kosmyna, Ph.D, Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab; Creator, Curator and Organizer of Augmenting Brains 2022.
Nataliya is passionate about an idea of creating a partnership between AI and human intelligence, fusion of a machine and a human brain. She obtained her Ph.D in 2015 in the domain of non-invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) as a part of EHCI team of Université Grenoble-Alpes, France. Most of her projects are focused around EEG-based BCIs in the context of consumer grade applications. Nataliya worked for the past 13 years on designing solutions to control drones, robots, home appliances using brain activity. These projects were presented to general public and were tested by more than 7000 people in 2015-2022. Nataliya won multiple awards for her work, among which is L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science award she received in 2016. Nataliya was also named as one of 10 Top French Talent 2017 from MIT Innovators Under 35. Since 2016 Nataliya is also interested in closed-loop systems using real-time biofeedback to enhance and augment human performance, particularly attention and focus. Check https://www.braini.io to learn more about her projects.