An explanation of how RNNs work and how I coded a program that can predict emotional states using EEG data

Source: JHU Hub

What is EEG?

Electroencephalography (EEG) is a non-invasive method that allows us to collect and record the electrical activity of our brain.


An explanation of what an EEG Brain-Computer Interface is and how they work, and the neuroscience behind it

What is a BCI?

Imagine a reality where you could use your brain to control things around you, almost like Yoda. Although this all seems like something out of a sci-fi movie or like a fantasy book, this is actually (kinda) possible and is currently being done right now by thousands of people around the world, and no, this is not limited to people with ‘gifted superpowers’, and yes, you can do it too!

This is done by what we call a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI), a…


A book by Dale Carnegie, with over 16 million copied sold

This book covers:

  • Six ways to make people like you
  • Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking
  • Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment

But before we can get into that, we need to have a look at some of the underlying fundamentals.

  1. Don’t Criticize or Complain — People crave the feeling of importance. Make them feel important, and they’ll like you. Diminish someone’s importance, and they’ll resent…


Can we finally live in a world where people with physical disabilities are no longer limited due to their condition?

Jan Scheuermann guiding a BCI robotic arm with her thoughts to eat chocolate!

Note: If you haven’t already checked out my article on how Brain-Computer Interfaces work, read it here. It’ll help you understand this article better!

15% of the global population experience some form of disability. So statistically speaking, we all know someone or at least have seen someone challenged with some form of physical disability, whether it’s a form of mobility impairment, visual impairment, or even a loss of hearing.

But, why is it that these disabilities exist? Why may someone not be able to see, not have an arm, or not get out of bed? Well, it can be because of two things:

  • Hereditary disorder: A result of inheriting specific genes from a parent which has led to a physical disability
  • Acquired throughout lifetime…


Co-created this project with Neha Shukla, Sriya Chintalapalli, Sarah Naghmi, Orna Mukhopadhyay and Hung Huynh.

We take many of our daily privileges for granted.

Food on our tables, a roof over our heads, water to drink, family to spend time with, and so on.

But what if your own body failed you?

What if those two legs of yours refused to hold you up? To take you from place A to B? What if they were your barriers as opposed to anything external? They refused to let you go to the bathroom, take a shower, go for a walk without…


I know this sounds crazy, but this is actually possible, and it's being done right now!

What’s wrong with the way we’re storing data now?

As you can see below, we are very, and I mean very, dependent on the internet, especially now with all that’s happening remotely, such as attending conferences from the other side of the world, or even class from the comfort of your bed (great for some, not so much for the others). But with about 59% of the global population on the internet, and over an additional 1.5 billion people projected to be using the internet by 2030, there is one thing for sure: there is going to be a lot more data.


Have you ever wondered how this world is going to end? Global warming? A massive earthquake? A huge meteor from out of space comes down and wipes us all out? What about a zombie apocalypse? But what if I told you could literally end this world, with the help of a mysterious particle? (cool right? or not-so-cool? You decide). Nevertheless, I think we can both agree that this sounds like some pretty crazy stuff! Now before I give you a tutorial on how to end the world, let’s try to understand how this is even possible in the first place.

Understanding Antimatter


You may have heard about gene therapy, but you’re still a little confused about the topic, or you have absolutely no clue what on earth gene therapy is and you’re just here to learn more, but worry not! Whichever it may be, by the end of this article, I’m sure you’ll have a good understanding of the fundamentals of gene therapy.

Essentially, gene therapy is when a piece of DNA is inserted into a living organism to treat a genetic disease such as cystic fibrosis and cancer. …

Mir Ali Zain

17-Year Old AI and BCI enthusiast, Innovator, Researcher, and Developer @ The Knowledge Society (TKS)

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