In April, Elon Musk announced a secretive new brain-interface company called Neuralink. "We decode realistic synthetic birdsong directly from neural activity," the scientists announced in a new report published on the website bioRxiv. The final result, say the authors: "We decode realistic synthetic birdsong directly from neural activity." At Elon Musk's Neuralink, bird scientists were among the first key hires.
The increasingly powerful promises of artificial intelligence, bots, and virtual and augmented reality have been whipping technophiles and pundits alike into something akin to a frenzy, if all those thinkpieces that link current innovations to the magic or sci-fi blockbusters are any indication. And now these companies have paired up to capture that zeitgeist, creating and producing "Dear Future," a long-form journalism series that promises to bring readers dispatches from the cutting edge. In an effort to marry Motherboard's voice with CNET's tech focus, "Dear Future" will tackle the big, science-fiction-becomes-fact stuff. But fear of death, that universal human theme, is being tackled by the promise of that super-hyped AI technology, chatbots.
Neural lace made headlines this month with Elon Musk launching Neuralink, a medical research company that aims to merge the human brain with intelligent computers. At its most basic form, neural lace is an ultra-thin mesh that can be implanted in the skull, forming a collection of electrodes capable of monitoring brain function. It's thought that neural lace could treat neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease and other life-altering brain disorders. Open AI's'friendly AI' is essentially artificial intelligence that will benefit humans and create a standardised approach to AI creation and deployment.
Renowned for his concerns over artificial intelligence and its potential negative impact on humanity, tech titan Elon Musk has made his most concerning comments yet surrounding AI. In a series of tweets on Monday, the Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and OpenAI co-founder wrote that artificial intelligence could be the eventual cause of the next world war. Musk's comments were in response to comments made by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said that the country "who becomes the leader in this sphere [artificial intelligence] will be the ruler of the world." VLADIMIR PUTIN SAYS THE LEADER IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE'WILL BE THE RULER OF THE WORLD' Musk's companies, specifically Tesla, have used artificial intelligence to enhance its products and services.
Tesla (TSLA) and SpaceX's CEO wasn't making doomsday predictions because North Korea is testing nuclear weapons. What's got Musk much more worried about world war is artificial intelligence. "They will obtain AI developed by companies at gunpoint, if necessary." Zuckerberg called Musk's AI doomsday rhetoric "pretty irresponsible."
A company set up by Elon Musk to develop advanced biotechnology enhancements for the human brain has raised $27m (£20.9m) Neuralink could be seeking as much as $100m within the next 12 months, the filing appears to state, but Mr Musk has taken to Twitter to deny that the company was actively fundraising. And although Mr Musk has been adamant that Neuralink is not looking for further funding, Bloomberg has reported that he "has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development". The company's website states it is "developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers". The biotechnology company, based in San Francisco, is also putting out the call for "exceptional engineers and scientists".
Elon Musk's latest company Neuralink is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices. It will work on what Musk calls the'neural lace' technology, implanting tiny brain electrodes that may one day upload and download thoughts. It will work on what Musk calls the'neural lace' technology, implanting tiny brain electrodes that may one day upload and download thoughts. Neuralink will work on what Musk calls the'neural lace' technology, implanting tiny brain electrodes that may one day alter thoughts.
In March, the future-oriented entrepreneur announced a new company called Neuralink, which hopes to create a brain-to-computer interface for humans. Now, just months later, that effort has raised $27 million, and it's looking for plenty more. The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler first spotted the filing: Musk's idea for Neuralink is not entirely formed, as the technology could be used for anything from facilitating near real-time communications between people to providing people with a boost to their existing brain power. Its website states that it is "developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers."