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Elon Musk Neuralink: connecting your brain to AI


Just today, Elon Musk presented the long-awaited Neuralink: a brain interface device cable of connecting AI with your brain. This article is an extract of the presentation found on Youtube. Although this is an area of great interest, no one, up to now, has never been able to boost cognitive performances (many claims that are possible to increase your IQ, no claim has ever shown validity). Unfortunately, there is no workaround, you will need to undergo a very fast surgery (1 hour top) to install Neuralink in your brain. So far, this is the least invasive device developed by Elon Musk's team.

Elon Musk parades about Neuralink-wired pig, and this is apparently the future


Well that had to be the oddest job-recruitment pitch ever streamed to YouTube. Late Friday afternoon, Elon Musk took the stage to update the world on Neuralink -- his effort to link the human brain to computers -- and to implore engineers, animal care professionals, and robotics experts to join him. At the heart of the demo was a pig by the name of Gertrude, which he claimed has been linked up to some form of Neuralink for the past two months. Repeatedly emphasizing that the goal of the presentation was recruitment, Musk described the Neuralink device as "a Fitbit in your skull, with tiny wires." Specifically, those tiny wires are one-twentieth the thickness of a hair, and 43 millimeters long.

Elon Musk's Neuralink is not about preventing an AI apocalypse


When news hit yesterday that serial entrepreneur and futurist Elon Musk was investing in a brain chip venture called Neuralink, the billionaire's fan club went wild. Theories ranged from this being Musk's bold plan to forestall an AI apocalypse to more measured responses about this being a promising contribution toward curing neurodegenerative diseases. Some also, only half-jokingly it seems, accused Musk of having played a little too much Mass Effect: Andromeda over the weekend. But to unpack Neuralink's purported goal a little further, you have to understand what is and is not currently possible in the realm of neuroscience, and why Silicon Valley is putting more time, money, and energy into exploring cognitive enhancement. Neuralink isn't the first company to look into what are called brain-computer interfaces, however it is perhaps the most high profile now that Musk's name is attached.

Elon Musk's request to test Neuralink brain implant in humans was REJECTED by FDA

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Elon Musk's Nueralink will not be testing its brain implant on humans anytime soon - the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected the company's application. The agency outlined dozens of issues the company must address before human testing, a critical milestone for final product approval, Neuralink staffers told Reuters. The concerns include the device's lithium battery; the potential for the implant s tiny wires to migrate to other areas of the brain; and questions over whether and how the device can be removed without damaging brain tissue, the employees said. Musk applied in early 2022, but staffers said the company co-founder has yet to solve all the problems - even though the billionaire revealed human trials would start in six months back in November. Three staffers said they were skeptical the company could quickly resolve the issues.

Co-founder of brain implant startup Neuralink leaves the company


Elon Musk's Neuralink is running into management challenges before it even ships a product. The Byte reports that Neuralink co-founder Max Hodak quietly left the company "a few weeks ago." He didn't say why he left the brain-machine interface firm, but said he was still a "huge cheerleader" for his former employer's work. Neuralink hasn't named a replacement. We've asked the company for comment.