Stanford scientists revealed that they have plans to hack Stephen Hawking's brain. They will put him in a room and place a device on his head and literally hack his brain to work out what's going on in there.
They developed a tool called iBrain to do this. And they're going to do it on stage as well at a conference in Cambridge, UK, next month. Phillip Low, the inventor of the iBrain tells the Telegraph:
"This is very exciting for us because it allows us to have a window into the brain. We're building technology that will allow humanity to have access to the human brain for the first time... We'd like to find a way to bypass [Stephen's] body, pretty much hack his brain.".
Hawking suffers from motor neurone disease. He lost the power of speech nearly 30 years ago. The technology will be used to recognise his high levle brain activity to understand it and convert it into speech and movement.
We'll be back to update this with more when we know more later. Stay tuned! [Telegraph]