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KSDK – Scientists are on the brink of developing a new generation of machines and computers that are capable of thinking like humans.

These so-called brain-computer interfaces, and the effect they could have, are the subject of "Red Devil 4."

It's a new novel written by a local doctor: Eric Leuthardt, the director of the Center of Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology at Washington University.

He joined us on First at 4. Watch the video above to learn more about the novel.

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