The Disappearing Human-Machine Divide

  • Kevin WarwickEmail author
Part of the Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics book series (TIEI, volume 9)


In this article a look is taken at three areas in which the divide between humans and machines is rapidly diminishing. A look is taken firstly at culturing biological neurons and embodying them within a robot body, secondly the use of implants to link a human nervous system with the Internet and thirdly recent results from the Turing Imitation Game which concentrates on differences in human communication. In each case the technical background is described, practical results are discussed and finally implications and future directions are considered.


cyborgs implant technology bio-tech hybrids human enhancement Turing test 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Systems EngineeringUniversity of ReadingReadingUK

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