Melanie Segado

Melanie Segado ,

Melanie really likes brains and computers. This is why she co-founded NeuroTechX, a non-profit whose mission is to grow the global neurotechnology community. She is currently pursuing a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. Melanie spends her free time hacking on brain technology and thinking about its societal implications.

Talk: Brain Implants & Mind Reading

At a certain level of technological sophistication you gain the ability to grant others read, write, and execute permissions to your brain. That ability creates a unique set of security concerns. In this talk we will discuss the current state of both brain scanning and brain stimulation technology, the practical implications of merging brains with artificial intelligence, and the role infosec can play in shaping the dystopic cyberpunk future that we’re currently careening towards.