Elon Musk is a man who likes to think big, whether its rockets, cars, or energy storage. And now he wants to turn us all into cyborgs. The company's mission will be to create direct interfaces between machine technology and the human nervous system. So why would a guy like Musk start turning his thoughts toward a future of human cyborgs? According to Musk himself, it's because he fears that humanity might be completely outclassed by our own artificial intelligence creations in the near future.
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has launched Neuralink, a start-up which aims to develop technology that connects our brains to computers. A report from the Wall Street Journal, later confirmed in a tweet by Mr Musk, said the company was in its very early stages and registered as a "medical research" firm. The company will develop so-called "neural lace" technology which would implant tiny electrodes into the brain. The technique could be used to improve memory or give humans added artificial intelligence. According to the Journal, leading academics in the field have been signed up to work at the company which is being funded privately by Mr Musk.
Elon Musk, the Founder of aerospace startup SpaceX and Co-founder of Tesla, has launched an Artificial Intelligence startup'Neuralink', The Wall Street Journal reports. Neuralink will create devices that can be implanted in the human brains to help them keep up with machines. In February, Musk had launched'The Boring Company', a startup that digs tunnels to avoid traffic.
Elon Musk has said an update on the progress of his Neuralink implant devices, which connects a computer directly in to the brain, is coming next month. Neuralink aims to develop ultra-high bandwidth brain-computer interfaces, and in a tweet Musk said 28 August will see the first update to Neuralink since announcing the brain-machine interface project in 2017. When Musk revealed Neuralink, he hyped the technology as an answer to the threat of artificial intelligence, which he said presented an "existential risk" to humans. Last year, the company shed some light on what it's working on after updating its sparse website with a few details about job vacancies. Musk thinks his direct brain-to-machine interface -- or "neural lace" -- would help humans avoid becoming "house cats" to artificial intelligence.
Elon Musk believes his neural technology company Neuralink will be able to "solve" schizophrenia and autism. Speaking on the Artificial Intelligence podcast with Lex Fridman, published Tuesday, Musk was asked what he thinks are the most exciting impacts he foresees for his company Neuralink. Neuralink's goal is to develop an AI-enabled chip that could be implanted in a person's brain, where it would be able to both record brain activity and potentially stimulate it. "So Neuralink, I think at first will solve a lot of brain-related diseases. So could be anything from like autism, schizophrenia, memory loss -- like everyone experiences memory loss at certain points in age. Parents can't remember their kids' names and that kind of thing," replied Musk.