Elon Musk Promises Human to Human (and to Machine) Telepathy with Neuralink

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As if solar-powered homes, and cars, and gigawatt factories along with his Space X ventures weren't enough already, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has another outlandish plan for humanity – a wizard-hat you might say, for our brains. Tesla and Space X are already redefining humanity's future, but Neuralink, a platform that would use futurist technology to augment our brains could alter our world even more. With a 36K explainer showing us exactly how Neuralink supported brain-hacking will work, Elon Musk has laid out plans to bring us to the future in a few short years. Among other claims, Neuralink promises to make human to human telepathy possible. This news makes some very excited, but others are wary.


Elon Musk wants to give you super human cognitive powers

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Disclosure: I am not associated with NeuraLink in any shape or form. As we've all have seen in the media and around the web, Elon has been having a rough few months. From sleeping on the factory floor in order to meet Tesla's production objectives to consistently ticking off regulators and shareholders. It's a wonder he has time for anything else in his life. But then a month ago, he showed up on the Joe Rogan Podcast.


Will This "Neural Lace" Brain Implant Help Us Compete with AI? - Facts So Romantic

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Solar-powered self-driving cars, reusable space ships, Hyperloop transportation, a mission to colonize Mars: Elon Musk is hell-bent on turning these once-far-fetched fantasies into reality. But none of these technologies has made him as leery as artificial intelligence. At Code Conference 2016, Musk stated publicly that given the current rate of A.I. advancement, humans could ultimately expect to be left behind--cognitively, intellectually--"by a lot." His solution to this unappealing fate is a novel brain-computer interface similar to the implantable "neural lace" described by the Scottish novelist Iain M. Banks in Look to Windward, part of his "Culture series" books. Along with serving as a rite of passage, it upgrades the human brain to be more competitive against A.I.'s with human-level or higher intelligence.


Will This "Neural Lace" Brain Implant Help Us Compete with AI? - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

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Solar-powered self-driving cars, reusable space ships, Hyperloop transportation, a mission to colonize Mars: Elon Musk is hell-bent on turning these once-far-fetched fantasies into reality. But none of these technologies has made him as leery as artificial intelligence. Earlier this summer at Code Conference 2016, Musk stated publicly that given the current rate of A.I. advancement, humans could ultimately expect to be left behind--cognitively, intellectually--"by a lot." His solution to this unappealing fate is a novel brain-computer interface similar to the implantable "neural lace" described by the Scottish novelist Iain M. Banks in Look to Windward, part of his "Culture series" books. Along with serving as a rite of passage, it upgrades the human brain to be more competitive against A.I.'s with human-level or higher intelligence.


Artificial intelligence could 'take control' of our thoughts

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Brain-computer interfaces (BCI), such as those being developed by Elon Musk's Neuralink startup, risk being hijacked by a rogue artificial intelligence, experts have warned--meaning a person's thoughts, decisions and emotions could be manipulated against their will by AI. The warning comes in a comment piece in the scientific journal Nature this week written by 27 neuroscientists, ethicists and machine intelligence engineers. The researchers use the hypothetical example of a paralysed man participating in a brain-computer interface trial who doesn't like the research team working with him. Artificial intelligence reading his thoughts could take his dislike as a command to harm the researchers, despite no direct command being given by the paralysed man. The researchers write: "Technological developments mean that we are on a path to a world in which it will be possible to decode people's mental processes and directly manipulate the brain mechanisms underlying their intentions, emotions and decisions; where individuals can communicate with others simply by thinking; and where powerful computational systems linked directly to people's brains facilitate their interactions with the world such that their mental and physical abilities are greatly enhanced."