PHIL KENNEDY is one of the world’s most famous neurologists and pioneers of BCI (brain-computer interfacing). He has been lauded as a new Alexander Graham Bell.
With never-before-access to his life story and personal archives, FATHER OF THE CYBORGS traces Dr. Kennedy’s dramatic and perilous crusade to help people with disabilities communicate – from creating the first “cyborg” with brain implants to radical self-experimentation on himself.
But with more commercial BCI applications on the horizon including Elon Musk’s recent announcement of Neuralink, Kennedy must battle for funding as he considers his own legacy and contribution to an unsettling technology that is being combined with human brains faster than we think.
With support from Screen Ireland.