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BotX blog covers articles about exciting topics relevant to our research and vision of the project, including our latest advancements, user tutorials, and public announcements.

We announce a close to €1M seed investment agreement with Swiss InsurEvolution Partners Holding
Thu Mar 10 2022 | by The BOTX Team
We announce a close to €1M seed investment agreement with Swiss InsurEvolution Partners Holding. The investment strengthens the BOTX position and verifies our multi-million € valuation.
Tutorial: Deep Learning + OA for Heart Disease Prediction
Sun Feb 20 2022 | by Ivan Sivak
How likely will a person develop a heart disease condition within the next ten years? Our following BOTX tutorial shows how to create a machine learning model using neural networks, DCS (our integrated data platform), and an online assistant to predict this very question based on 15 parameters.
A short guide to EEG
Mon Apr 19 2021 | by Alexandra Vilceanu
EEG stands for ElectroEncephaloGraphy. Rolls right off the tongue. The name, however, already explains what it is - a figure (gram) of the electrical signals coming from the brain (in greek, enképhalos). Let’s take a few moments to figure out how that works, what an EEG looks like, and what we can learn from it. Perhaps this will make it easier to appreciate just how cool the neuro interface, one of BotX’s latest projects, is.
Q&A with the founder of BotX, Ivan Sivak
Mon Mar 01 2021 | by Ivan Sivak
QA video session with Ivan Sivak, the founder of BotX. About the neuro interface, AI, and tremendous potential of the BotX platform. Check out and enjoy this 5 minutes video session.
Emotions
Mon Mar 01 2021 | by Alexandra Vilceanu
So, how are you feeling? Joyful, sad, angry, anxious, indifferent, curious? Whatever your current emotion is, it is more than a philosophical and abstract notion. It happens within our bodies, in a way we understand and recognize within both ourselves and others. Sure enough, it must have a biological background.
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Axon Pathfinding
Sat Dec 05 2020 | by Alexandra Vilceanu
Axon guidance works within a highly engineered and very finely tuned system. Growth cones don’t get lost on the way and don’t have the option to start from the beginning. Instead, they constantly explore and rely on a myriad of inputs to guide their next movement, and the next one after that, until they reach their final target.
Brain vs. AI
Thu Nov 05 2020 | by Ivan Sivak
Like it or not, a brain is a machine. Six million potassium ions (K+) must move from inside a brain cell to outside to give the cell membrane -100 mV of potential (an equivalent of approx. 1 pico coulomb of electric charge). 86 billion neurons packed in a human skull and a vast number of other processes concerning other ions, molecules, neurotransmitters, proteins of various shapes and properties, and other cells.
Hive Mind
Mon Oct 26 2020 | by Alexandra Vilceanu, M.D.
Swarm behaviour, hive mind, or collective consciousness, this fascinatingly efficient way of life of small units is eye-opening. It gives the sense of just how complex a concept intelligence is. It spans beyond the individual and reaches otherwise insurmountable heights at the collective level. How may we benefit from these insights?
Tutorial: Chatbot + CRM Database + Emails
Thu Oct 22 2020 | by Ivan Sivak
This tutorial shows how to create a simple chatbot and save the visitor contact information to our built-in cloud database DCS and notify the owner of the chatbot by an email.
False memories
Mon Oct 12 2020 | by Alexandra Vilceanu
What would you say your memory is like? A library? A file cabinet? A camera that records daily occurrences and carefully stores important things in perfect state for later use?
Microtubules
Tue Sep 15 2020 | by Alexandra Vilceanu
Cells are similar to buildings in that way. They may come in numerous shapes and sizes, fulfill very specific and complex functions, but ultimately must contain all their composing elements into some form of strong, resilient yet dynamic structural framework. The neuron is no exception.
Astrocytes
Wed Aug 19 2020 | by Alexandra Vilceanu
Astrocytes are a remarkable feature of our nervous systems – dynamic, willing to adapt to the local requirements and to perform a vast array of functions. Elucidating as much of the mystery that still seems to surround them will bring us closer to understanding the complexity of the human brain.
Video Games
Fri Aug 07 2020 | by Alexandra Vilceanu
A 2018 study claimed that action video games have the ability to improve visual selective attention – that is, noticing the location of a moving target from a sea of visual stimuli. Researchers measured behavioral and electrophysiological changes following a 1 h League of Legends playing session.
Attention
Tue Jul 07 2020 | by Alexandra Vilceanu
We come into contact with vast amounts of data, every object around, sounds, notifications on smartphones, everything that enters our visual field. Processing everything equally would be exhausting. Selection mechanisms help us choose what requires our focus and what can be run in the background.
Behind Hallucinations
Thu Jun 18 2020 | by Alexandra Vilceanu
Caught up in the fascination of observing hallucinations, we may forget, that they are no more than results of some intricate processes taking place in the brain. There must be a reason and a way in which they appear, an underlying mechanism, even if we haven’t quite figured it out yet.
Hallucinations
Mon Jun 01 2020 | by Alexandra Vilceanu
we can no longer view hallucinations as just a symptom of mental illness or specific drugs. They represent a not-so-rare process that may well occur in an otherwise healthy individual under certain circumstances. Unraveling the elusive mechanism underlying this ill-perceived symptom is a major task for current neuropsychiatry.
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