An Elon Musk-backed startup looking to connect human brains to computers will make a major announcement on Tuesday, according to a recent tweet from the CEO. The mysterious announcement, which Musk chose not to elaborate on in his tweet, follows years of radio silence from the company and was foreshadowed by Musk -- the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX -- earlier this year. The event will take place in San Francisco and will presumably have something to with what the company's website calls an'ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers.' Elon Musk said his mysterious Neuralink startup will make an announcement tomorrow for the first time in two years. While many tech leaders push that AI will become invaluable to humanity, others argue it poses a threat to our species.
An Elon Musk-backed startup looking to connect human brains to computers has raised most of its $51 million funding target. According to a report by Bloomberg, Neuralink has raised $39 million of its planned $51 million funding round as per a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Prior funding rounds date back two years when the company raised $27 million after aiming for as much as $100 million. While it's unclear what progress Neuralink has made in its technology, if any, the filings come less than a month after the SpaceX and Tesla CEO foreshadowed the startup's endeavors in an ambiguous tweet. In a response on Twitter, Musk said Neuralink technology is'coming soon.' Elon Musk believes humans must link up with machines in order to fight the inevitable onslaught of artificial intelligence.
Tesla founder Elon Musk has launched tech startup Neuralink to build implants that connect human brains with computer interfaces via artificial intelligence. The approaching technology would see groups of minuscule, flexible electrode "threads" implanted into the human brain by a neurosurgical robot. These threads detect and record the electrical signals in the brain, and transmit this information outside the body. This has the potential to create a scalable high-bandwidth brain-machine interface (BMI) system, meaning that it connects the brain to an external device to form a brain-machine interface. The goal is to use Neuralink to understand and treat different forms of brain or spine-related disorders.
Elon Musk believes humans must link up with machines in order to fight the inevitable onslaught of artificial intelligence. In a recent tweet, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO said technology from his latest company, Neuralink, will be'coming soon.' Musk has yet to offer up any more details on when or how the tech will come to fruition. Neuralink has previously teased a product that would effectively connect human brains to computers using a tiny implanted chip. Elon Musk believes humans must link up with machines in order to fight the inevitable onslaught of artificial intelligence. In a recent tweet, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO said technology from his latest company, Neuralink, will be'coming soon' In a new interview, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink will have the technology ready to merge human brains with machines'within the next decade' While many tech leaders push that AI will become invaluable to humanity, others argue it poses a threat to our species.
The tech entrepreneur explained in an interview aired Sunday night how he plans to create a link between humans and artificial intelligence that would ensure the two can move in lock-step and enhance human capabilities. Musk told Axios that his plan is to develop an electrode-to-neuron-based brain-computer interface, or what he called "a chip and a bunch of tiny wires." Musk explained that "the long-term aspiration with neural networks would be to achieve a symbiosis with artificial intelligence, and to achieve a democratization of intelligence such that it is not monopolistically held in a purely digital form by governments and large corporations…how do we ensure that the future constitutes the sum of the will of humanity? If we have billions of people with the high-bandwidth link to the A.I. extension of themselves, it would actually make everyone hyper smart." See more: Elon Musk Urges for Human-Machine Brain Link After OpenAI's'Dota' Win Neuralink, a secretive firm Musk founded in July 2016, has been working on this issue.