Brain-Machine Interface (BMI)
Definition - What does Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) mean?
A brain-machine interface may also be known as a brain-computer interface, a direct neural interface or a mind-machine interface.
Techopedia explains Brain-Machine Interface (BMI)
Another type of brain-machine interface that is still theoretical relates to the pursuit and construction of artificial intelligence, where technology is designed to imitate human intelligence. Brain-machine interfaces have been studied as a possible means toward a process called "singularity," which is the highly theoretical creation of technologies that are more intelligent than humans. It’s been suggested that users could "upload" an entire human brain to a theoretical type of brain-machine interface that would completely replicate its function, allowing a human to live on in terms of brain function, without a human body. These and other similar theories continue to drive interest in developing more powerful and sophisticated brain-machine interfaces that can more completely receive a model of high-level human brain activity, or intelligence.