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.
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 has begun recruiting for a clinical trial director, bringing it one step closer to developing technology that could connect the human mind directly to devices. Neuralink's goal is to build something called a "brain computer interface" that allows people to transmit and receive information between their brain and a computer wirelessly, according to Neuralink's website. For instance, a paralyzed person with a Neurlink chip implanted in their brain could control a mouse and keyboard without moving their limbs. Information could also be transmitted the other way and allow the person's brain to simulate the sense of touch. Neurons in the brain generate electric signals, and electrodes placed nearby neurons can capture and record those signals. While the technology is much more complex, in a simple sense, replaying these signals can simulate the actual sensation of different experiences, such as holding an apple or kissing another person.
Elon Musk has showed off his company Neuralink's brain-computer interface for the first time. In an announcement on 28 August, Neuralink unveiled prototypes of its device and showed off pigs with the devices implanted in their brains. The device resembles a coin with extremely thin wires coming from one side of it. It is designed to be implanted in the skull, with the wires embedded a few millimetres into the surface of the brain. Those wires can then detect when neurons are firing, or emit their own electrical signals to make the neurons fire.
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.