Tom Oxley is a brain-computer interface specialist and the founder and CEO of Synchron, a neural interface technology company.

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Tom Oxley's team at Synchron is developing an endovascular, implantable brain-computer interface, Stentrode, which aims to provide treatment for patients with debilitating illnesses. The device can record brain activity from within a blood vessel and allow a patient's thoughts to be transmitted wirelessly through the skin to control an array of digital devices. 

Oxley completed his PhD in neural engineering at the University of Melbourne. He completed an endovascular neurosurgery fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He has performed more than 1,600 endovascular neurosurgical procedures and has published more than 100 internationally peer reviewed articles in journals including Nature Biotechnology, Nature Biomedical Engineering, New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.

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Intelligence: Notes from Session 3 of TED2022

April 11, 2022

The quest to better understand human intelligence — and to build more advanced artificial intelligence — is complex, knotty and exhilarating. In a wonderfully eclectic session, seven speakers explored the concept of intelligence as it applies to everything from a brain-computer interface to dragonflies, AI-powered art and meditation. The event: Talks from TED2022, Session 3: […]

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