Steve M. Potter Consulting

Steve M. Potter Consulting

Steve M. Potter, PhD

Steve M. Potter, PhD

I am now working as a freelance consultant, speaker and writer, based in Dundalk, Ireland. I am willing to travel, or to consult by videoconference.
Since 1986, I have been a neuroscientist and neuroengineer. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from UCSD and a PhD in neurobiology at UCI, I spent 8 years as Research Faculty at Caltech, and 13 years as a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech. During my academic career, I accumulated expertise in neural interfacing, neuromodulation, neural computing, and hybrid living/artificial systems. My lab has been working to make artificial intelligence more like natural intelligence, whether by taking ideas from nature or by using actual living neural tissue, as in a hybrot or hybrid neural-robotic system.

I also developed award-winning project-based curricula for my courses in neuroscience and neuroengineering, and have extensive public speaking and writing experience.


I can

  • Advise high-tech startups, individuals or large companies on new approaches to AI.
  • Provide guidance, advice and specifications for neural interfacing, neuromodulation, and neural control with multi-electrode arrays and optogenetics.
  • Give seminars or short courses relating to real-world teaching and how to motivate students to learn.
  • Provide reality checks for journalists or other non-scientists in matters related to the future of AI, neuroscience and neurobiology.
  • Help write or edit articles, movie scripts, books, etc., on neuro-related topics including brain-based AI.
  • Help promote citizen-neuroscience, i.e., brain research by lay people, school children and neuro-hackers.

Email me to schedule an initial consultation.

Here is my full CV

Here is my LinkedIn profile

Here is my Google Scholar page, listing our publications and how many times they have been cited

And here are all our peer-reviewed publications, free for downloading.

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