The creation of homunculi, humanlike creatures grown in a test tube by means of chemical reactions, was a central idea of mediaeval alchemy. The desire to crack the code of creation and breathe life into an artificial body seduced scientists for several centuries. The union of neuroscience with computer science has seen the dream of creation transplanted into cyberspace – the study of consciousness and work on artificial brains have brought about the emergence of revolutionary technologies, particularly of unmanned driving systems and rescue robots. The future may see consciousness freed from matter and able to travel at will through the universe in the form of pure energy.
Autonomous visual intelligence. Cortica was founded in 2007. Over the course of 10 years the company raised $69 million in investment, issuing over 200 patents
Personal trainer headphones. LifeBEAM was founded in 2011, in 7 years Vi won over a multitude of investors who have invested over $20.5 million in its development
Robot companion for active aging. Intuition Robotics was founded in 2016. The startup is supported by leading experts in the industry, and the volume of attracted investments has exceeded $20 million
Temperature sensor. Tempdrop was founded in 2013, and the device has been available for purchase since early 2017
Artists: the group Where Dogs Run. Programming: Nikolai Chetverkin