We Need Conscious Robots - Issue 47: Consciousness


People often ask me whether human-level artificial intelligence will eventually become conscious. My response is: Do you want it to be conscious? I think it is largely up to us whether our machines will wake up.

Elon Musk's Plan to Save Humanity from the Artificial Intelligence Apocalypse


Last week, Elon Musk confirmed that his company, NeuraLink, is working on the development of a brain-machine interface (BMI). For the last couple of years, Musk has made no secret of his fears of artificial intelligence advancing to the point where it overtakes its human creators. Musk believes that in order to safeguard the human race against a superintelligent machine apocalypse, we must essentially become them: cyborgs whose minds are internally augmented by advanced computer systems. Along the way, he believes, this transition will spawn countless benefits -- and profitable industries -- for humans.

The making of the human brain


Human ventricular and subventricular zones also contain more radial glial cells and intermediate progenitors than those of other mammals.

Elon Musk's dreams of merging AI and brains are likely to remain just that -- for at least a decade


Elon Musk wants to fix disability, replace language as we know it, and use brain implants to usher us into a telepathic world. And he wants the first part of this to be done in the next four years. All of this could theoretically work, experts say. But probably not on the timeline that Musk has set.

How much time you got left?

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While it's easy to count our number of birthdays to figure out how long we've each been on the planet, researchers at Imperial College London have another age-related metric they think is even more important: A person's "brain age."

Startup Patents 'Whole Brain' AI Approach


Among the criticisms of current artificial intelligence systems is their inability to handle more than one task such as spatial navigation or object recognition at a time.

Computer-generated 'brain age' estimates how much time you've got left


U.K. researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that can look at people's brain tissue to determine their likely lifespan.