Elon Musk's Neuralink wants to introduce the era of direct brain communication Elon Musk has been working on a Neuralink, a human-computer brain interface company. A new exploration of the foundational ideas behind Neuralink on Wait But Why goes deep within what Musk hopes to achieve by creating better, higher-bandwidth connections between our brains and computers. Musk has confirmed that he will indeed occupy the CEO role at Neuralink, according to TechCrunch. Neuralink aims to increase that efficiency of person-to-person communication. Musk's vision would enable direct "uncompressed" communication of concepts between people, instead of having to effectively "compress" your original thought by translating it into language, and then having the other party "decompress" the package you send them linguistically, which is always a lossy process, TechCrunch said.
This is your brain on Elon Musk. In March, the future-oriented entrepreneur announced a new company called Neuralink, which hopes to create a brain-to-computer interface for humans. Now, just months later, that effort has raised $27 million, and it's looking for plenty more. Neuralink, which is developing a "neural lace" technology that just about eliminates the gap between your brain and your computer, revealed in an SEC filing that it raised the money. It's just part of a larger funding effort for the company as it seeks to raise $100 million.
Elon Musk's brain-computing venture Neuralink has scheduled an event on Tuesday to "share" what it has been secretively working on since its start a few years ago. Musk, who is also the chief executive of Tesla Inc. TSLA, 2.72% and privately held Space Exploration Technologies Corp. and The Boring Co., late Thursday retweeted Neuralink's announcement: We're having an event next Tuesday in San Francisco to share a bit about what we've been working on the last two years, and we've reserved a few seats for the internet. Neuralink's bare-bones website has job postings that describe the company as developing "ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers" and currently building a team of "multidisciplinary experts." Related: Tesla picks up two'car of the year' awards Most if not all posts requested future employees who were "resourceful, flexible and adaptable; no task is too big or too small." Musk confirmed plans for Neuralink in 2017 and last year, during his infamous appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience's podcast, said he'd be ready to announce a new Neuralink product in a few months, and that "a best-case scenario" would be humans effectively merging with artificial intelligence.
Elon Musk recently gave a presentation on Neuralink, his newest venture designed to create computer-brain interfaces. Founded in 2017, the company is experimenting with a minimally invasive brain implant that utilizes "threads" to reduce the amount of damage done to surrounding brain tissue compared to current implanted devices. Musk spoke on the unnecessary size of most current implants, saying that a smaller chip could be used in their place. Providing patients with a smaller, less obstructive brain implant is exactly what Neuralink is aiming to do with their product. In the presentation, Musk also said he sees Neuralink potentially bridging the gap between the human brain and artificial intelligence as well.