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Facebook's Mind-Reading Chief Quits Secretive Building 8 Project

Regina Dugan was working on brain-computer interface technology at Facebook but has a new project planned.

What Happens To Facebook's Mind Reading Project Now That Its Leader Is Gone?

Regina Dugan, a tech exec with roots in the government sector as the former director of DARPA, is leaving Facebook -- and her departure calls into question the status of one of the craziest things Facebook has been working on. More »      

Tech legend Regina Dugan quits Facebook for mysterious new endeavor

Former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency head Dr. Regina Dugan has mysteriously resigned from her role as the head of Facebook Inc.’s hardware lab “Building 8” after only 18 months “to focus on building and leading a new endeavor.” Dugan, who along with leading DARPA, the U.S. Show More Summary

Regina Dugan Is Leaving Facebook’s Building 8 Hardware Unit

The head of Facebook's Building 8 unit is on her way out of the building. Regina Dugan, the former Google executive who joined Facebook in April 2016 to lead its connectivity hardware group, announced her impending departure in a Facebook post. Dugan wrote, "Today I am announcing that early next year, I will be leaving...

Facebook's secret hardware lab is losing its chief visionary - CNET

Regina Dugan announces that she will be stepping down from her role at Facebook early next year.

Facebook's Head of Research Lab Is Resigning

Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook Inc.’s cutting-edge hardware lab, Building 8, is stepping down after a year and a half.

Facebook's head of hardware at Building 8, Regina Dugan, is resigning

Dugan will officially depart Building 8 in early 2018 to lead "a new endeavor." Although most of us know Facebook for its bloated social network and messaging service, the company has its toes dipped in quite a few different projects – one of which is Building 8. Show More Summary

Facebook’s Building 8 head, Regina Dugan, is leaving the company

Facebook’s Regina Dugan, who led the company’s secretive Building 8 hardware lab, is leaving the company after just 18 months in the role. Dugan detailed in a Facebook post that she would be leaving to focus on “building and leading a new endeavor.” She will be staying in her position until “early next year” to help the team transition into 2018. Read More

Boss of Facebook's secretive hardware lab out after 18 months

Facebook's secretive Building 8 hardware lab is losing its boss. Regina Dugan, who left Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group to lead Building 8, announced that she will be leaving the social network at the beginning of 2018...Show More Summary

Facebook's consumer hardware chief, Regina Dugan, is leaving after less than two years (FB)

Regina Dugan is leaving her position as head of Facebook's fledgling consumer hardware lab, Building 8. Dugan announced her departure in a Facebook post on Tuesday that said she was leaving to "focus on building and leading a new endeavor," though she didn't specify further. Show More Summary

The head of Facebook’s secretive “Building 8” is leaving the company

Regina Dugan–the former DARPA director who joined Facebook a little over a year ago to head up its secretive hardware unit, Building 8–just announced that she’s leaving the company. According to the Facebook post announcing her departure, Dugan will be “leading a new endeavor.” It’s unclear what Dugan’s new project will be. Show More Summary

Facebook working on an Android-based video chat device

4 months agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Last year, Facebook poached Regina Dugan, the head of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects, to lead a new hardware group. Building 8’s first products are now coming into light as a new report notes the development of a HomePod smart...Show More Summary

Facebook should use Facebook if it wants answers to hard questions

5 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Perhaps the most dystopian thing I’ve heard this year — and AI reporters hear a lot of dystopian things — came from Facebook executive Regina Dugan, head of the social media giant’s Building 8 research lab. During the F8 developer conference in April, where she unveiled next-gen tech being developed to feel words and type […]

The Body Is Not a Computer—Stop Thinking of It as One

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When former DARPA chief Regina Dugan announced on stage last month that Facebook planned to build a brain computer interface to allow users to send their thoughts directly to the social network without a keyboard intermediary, it had all the Silicon Valley swagger of Facebook circa “move fast and break things.” With… Read more...

Proposed Human Rights Would Protect Your Mind From the Likes of Facebook

7 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

“It sounds impossible but it’s closer than you may realize,” Facebook’s Regina Dugan recently told audience members at the F8 developer conference. Dugan was referring to the social network’s plans to read users’ thoughts. Just in time to inject some practical considerations into that terrifying scenario, researchers… Read more...

Facebook is developing mind reading and skin hearing technology. Seriously.

In perhaps its most startlingly far-out initiative yet, Facebook Inc. on Wednesday said it’s developing a way for people to type with their mind and hear with their skin. Regina Dugan (pictured), head of Facebook’s innovation skunkworks...Show More Summary

Facebook is Working on a Way to Let You Type with Your Brain

Summary: Facebook today unveiled a project from its secretive Building 8 research group that’s working to create a brain-computer interface that lets you type with your thoughts. Regina Dugan, a former director of DARPA and the ex-head of Google’s experimental ATAP research group, announced the news today onstage at Facebook’s F8 developer conference.

Facebook's plan to tap into your brain is strange, scary ... and fantastic

Frankenstein. It's all I could think as I listened to Facebook's VP of Engineering Regina Dugan speak about skin and brain interfaces. SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know about what Facebook announced at F8 Like the first time you encounter Dr. Show More Summary

Facebook shows off its brain interface research and... wow

What if you could talk through your skin? What if you had a mouse you could control with your brain? These are just two of the mind-blowing questions Facebook's Regina Dugan posed to the audience at the company's F8 developer conference,...Show More Summary

Facebook’s Building 8 is creating tech that lets you hear through your skin

7 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Regina Dugan, the leader of Facebook’s secretive Building 8 hardware research group, today provided the first official hints about what her organization has been working on. Dugan joined Facebook last year spending four years at Google, where she was chief of the company’s Advanced Technologies and Projects (ATAP) group. That’s the organization behind the Project […]

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