With Neuralink, Elon Musk promises human-to-human telepathy. Don't believe it. MIT Tech Review

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Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, by way of blogger and cartoonist Tim Urban, has revealed in a 36,400-word illustrated explainer the thinking behind his new company Neuralink and its mission to use brain implants to directly link human minds to computers.


Musk's Latest Startup Eyes Brain-Computer Links

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Elon Musk, the auto and space entrepreneur and severe critic of artificial intelligence, is forming a new venture that reportedly will seek to develop an interface between the human brain and computers. The initial goal is aiding the disabled, but the visionary inventor reportedly views the AI startup as a way of forging non-verbal forms of communication while at the same time promoting ethical AI research. Details of the new venture are sketchy, but according to several reports this week the new venture called Neuralink Corp. would assist researchers in keeping up with steady advancements in machine intelligence. Details of the AI interface startup were first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Neuralink's proposed interface reportedly involves implanting "tiny electrodes in human brains."


Elon Musk Introduces New Company, Neuralink, Which Plans To Merge Human Brains With Computers

International Business Times

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed plans for his latest venture, Neuralink, which aims to connect human brains to a computer. Musk revealed the project in a recent interview with Wait But Why. Neuralink is working on linking the human brain with a machine interface by developing "micron-sized devices." Musk said the company has a product target date of four years for those with injuries. "We are aiming to bring something to market that helps with certain severe brain injuries (stroke, cancer lesion, congenital) in about four years," Musk said.


Elon Musk promises 'awesome' update to Neuralink brain implant

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Elon Musk has improved his controversial Neuralink technology that he hopes will allow people to hook themselves up to a computer and become cyborgs. Musk's company Neuralink is building tiny and flexible'threads' which are ten times thinner than a human hair and can be inserted directly into the brain. Musk, the billionaire boss of Neuralink, SpaceX and Tesla, took to his usual stomping ground of Twitter to parade his latest development. He called the improvements to Neuralink and the scary robot that will insert the device into human brains'truly transformational' and'awesome' in several tweets. The tiny brain implants, called brain-machine interfaces (BMIs), connects the human brain to external devices and enables them to control computers.


Elon Musk promises system to link human brains with AI computers 'probably' within the next decade

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Elon Musk believes humans must link up with machines in order to fight the inevitable onslaught of artificial intelligence. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO said his latest company Neuralink will have the technology ready to do this'probably' within the next decade, according to Axios. Neuralink has previously teased a product that would effectively connect human brains to computers using a tiny implanted chip. 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. In November, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that efforts to make AI safe only have'a five to 10 per cent chance of success.'