Gadget Lab Podcast: Openwater Founder Mary Lou Jepsen on Brain-Reading Technology

Mary Lou Jepsen is an achieved show know-how skilled who has labored on futuristic tasks at Google, Oculus, Intel, and One Laptop Per Child, amongst different locations. She created Pixel Qi, a low-power show know-how, and her newest firm, Openwater, is targeted on constructing superior imaging know-how that may higher learn the mind – each for medical use instances, and ultimately, to interpret our ideas and feelings.

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Jepsen joined the Gadget Lab group not too long ago at Wired’s 25th anniversary pageant in San Francisco, the place we had the possibility to ask her how her tech differs from MRI, how and when she plans to convey it to market, and what she thinks in regards to the present state of AR and VR.


Show notes: You can learn The New York Times story right here about allegations of previous sexual misconduct amongst high executives at Google. In the time interval after we taped this podcast, former Google govt and Android co-founder Andy Rubin tweeted that The New York Times story contained inaccuracies and “wild allegations” and that it was a part of a smear marketing campaign in opposition to him.

And the iPhone XR assessment we talked about is right here.

Recommendations this week: Arielle recommends Sky Guide, a $2.99 app that provides you real-time astronomical info. Lauren recommends the Netflix sequence Salt Fat Acid Heat. Mike recommends Nimble’s $40 wi-fi chargers.

Send the Gadget Lab hosts suggestions on their private Twitter feeds. Arielle Pardes may be discovered at @pardesoteric. Lauren Goode is @laurengoode. Michael Calore may be discovered at @snackfight. Bling the principle hotline at @GadgetLab. Our theme tune is by Solar Keys.

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