Brett Kagan

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Brett Kagan

Cortical Labs Pte Ltd

Dr Brett J. Kagan is the Chief Scientific Officer at Cortical Labs. Cortical Labs is a multidisciplinary deep-tech startup looking at integrating hardware, software, and synthetic biology approaches to explore how to harness intelligence from neurons on a chip. Dr Kagan has a PhD in neuroscience focusing on stem cell therapy along and completed post-doctoral work in bioinformatics and regenerative medicine. Recent work includes developing the first real-time closed-loop demonstration of in-vitro intelligence in a simplified pong-game environment, along with working to better test and understand these systems, including exploring ethical approaches to the development and use of these systems.
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Synthesizing biological intelligence: Promises, challenges, & opportunities
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