6 December 2022 The Irish Film & Television Network
Father of the Cyborgs now available across Video On Demand platforms in Ireland and UK
27 Oct 2021 : News Desk
Dr. Phil Kennedy in Father of the Cyborgs
Audiences can now watch the captivating Irish documentary, which looks at the fascinating life and career of Irish neuroscientist Dr Phil Kennedy, on various VOD platforms including Apple TV, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft and Sky in Ireland and the UK.

In the late 1990s, Dr. Kennedy made global headlines for implanting several wire electrodes in the brain of a paralysed man and then teaching the locked-in patient to control a computer cursor with his mind. He was compared to Alexander Graham Bell in The Washington Post and became known as “The Father of the Cyborgs”. 

Dr. Kennedy made headlines again in 2014, when he travelled to South America and had tiny electrodes implanted inside his own brain to continue his research.

Father of the Cyborgs focuses on how a brain-computer interface could truly help people but also discusses the ethics and privacy issues such technologies pose and the problems that could arise if it ends up in the wrong hands.
The film, which had its world premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, also marks the directorial debut of filmmaker David Burke.

Read our interview with Director David Burke discussing Father of the Cyborgs.

Father of the Cyborgs is produced by Sean O’Cualain for Doc TV & Films in association with Screen Ireland in co-production with RTÉ, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and Science Foundation Ireland.

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