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Elon Musk wants to read your mind

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We all know Elon Musk to be a very ambitious guy. I mean, seriously, the guy has a company which specializes in electric car manufacturing, you've heard of Tesla, right? He also runs an aerospace manufacturing and space transportation services company called SpaceX. I am sure you've heard about it in the news or somewhere else. SolarCity, a solar energy company, now owned by Tesla.


Brain-computer interface will make people telepathic, scientists say

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Neural interfaces that link human brains to computers using artificial intelligence will allow people to read other people's thoughts, according to leading scientists. A new report by the Royal Society outlines the benefits of such technology but warns that there could be severe risks if it falls into the wrong hands. Brain-computer interfaces are already being developed by Facebook and Elon Musk's Neuralink and the report estimates that by 2040 neural interfaces will be an "established option" for effectively treating diseases like Alzheimer's. More futuristic applications are expected to follow, such as brain implants that allow people to virtually taste, smell and see without actually physically experiencing the sensation. The report also details how such hardware could boost people's memory, improve their vision and even allow thoughts to be transmitted from one person to another.


Neural implants and the race to merge the human brain with Artificial Intelligence

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There is a new race in Silicon Valley involving Artificial Intelligence and no it's not HealthTech, FinTech, Voice Commerce or involve Google, Facebook or Microsoft... this race involves the brain and more specifically brain-computer interfaces. This race also involves technology royalty, the US government, billion dollar defence companies, a big connection to PayPal and years of medical research to better understand the human brain and implant devices that could make a consumer brain-computer interface a reality. The race is called "Neural implants, merging the human brain with AI" So what exactly are neural implants? Brain implants, often referred to as neural implants, are technological devices that connect directly to a biological subject's brain – usually placed on the surface of the brain, or attached to the brain's cortex. A common purpose of modern brain implants and the focus of much current research is establishing a biomedical prosthesis circumventing areas in the brain that have become dysfunctional after a stroke or other head injuries.[1]


Elon Musk's brain-machine start-up plans human trials in 2020

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Elon Musk's ambitious brain-computer start-up Neuralink is looking to start trials on humans next year. Musk talked about the project at an event in San Francisco that was streamed live -- with an eye toward recruiting more talent -- late on Tuesday. Neuralink aligns with a broader trend of technology minds seeking to merge their approaches with the world of healthcare. Facebook has previously devoted resources to exploring computer systems that people could communicate with simply by thinking. The start-up envisions drilling holes into the brain with a custom machine to embed thin threads that connect to a tiny processor, which can then be connected to a smartphone over Bluetooth.


Elon Musk's 'Brain Chip' Could Be Suicide of the Mind, Says Scientist

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Elon Musk says merging biological intelligence and artificial intelligence is important to help human beings deal with the AI apocalypse. Almost exactly a month ago, Elon Musk introduced a room of engineers and curious consumers to a sci-fi-sounding invention made by his neurotechnology startup Neuralink: an implantable "brain chip" that will "merge biological intelligence with machine intelligence." Per Musk's description, this chip will be installed in a person's brain by drilling a two-millimeter hole in the skull. "The interface to the chip is wireless, so you have no wires poking out of your head," he assured. Musk argued that such devices will help humans deal with the so-called AI apocalypse, a scenario in which artificial intelligence outpaces human intelligence and takes control of the planet away from the human species.


Elon Musk says his Neuralink startup already has a brain-machine interface working in monkeys

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Neuralink plans to test its brain machine interface technology with four of its N1 chips installed under patients' skin. Neuralink, Elon Musk's startup that's trying to directly link brains and computers, has developed a system to feed thousands of electrical probes into a brain and hopes to start testing the technology on humans in in 2020, Chief Executive Elon Musk revealed Tuesday. "A monkey has been able to control a computer with his brain," Musk said at a San Francisco livestreaming the presentation on YouTube Tuesday, revealing even more research results than the company's scientists expected. Neuralink's initial goal is to help people deal with brain and spinal cord injuries or congenital defects, Musk said. The technology could help paraplegics who have lost the ability to move or sense because of spinal cord injury -- a medical treatment that's a lot less shocking than radical sci-fi ideas like "consensual telepathy."


Elon Musk: Humanity Is a Kind of 'Biological Boot Loader' for AI

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On Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Alibaba cofounder Jack Ma took the stage at the World AI Conference in Shanghai to debate artificial intelligence and its implications for humanity. As expected, Ma took a far more optimistic stance than Musk. Ma encouraged people to have faith in humanity, our creativity, and the future. "I don't think artificial intelligence is a threat," he said, to which Musk replied, "I don't know, man, that's like, famous last words." An edited transcript of the discussion follows.


Scientist: Merging your brain with AI would basically be suicide

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But that's not such a good idea, says cognitive psychologist Susan Schneider. In fact, she wrote this week in an op-ed for the Financial Times that the project could amount to "suicide for the human mind." To make sure that humanity is neither conquered nor left behind by future AI, Musk's plan is to merge the human brain with computers that would turbo-boost our intelligence. But Schneider, a researcher at the University of the Pacific, argues that merging your brain with machines could amount to accidentally killing yourself. "You could augment your intelligence with chips, but there will be a point at which you end your life," she wrote.


Brain-reading tech is coming. The law is not ready to protect us.

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"Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull." That's from George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984, published in 1949. The comment is meant to highlight what a repressive surveillance state the characters live in, but looked at another way, it shows how lucky they are: At least their brains are still private. Over the past few weeks, Facebook and Elon Musk's Neuralink have announced that they're building tech to read your mind -- literally. Mark Zuckerberg's company is funding research on brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) that can pick up thoughts directly from your neurons and translate them into words.


Elon Musk: Humanity Is a Kind of 'Biological Boot Loader' for AI

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On Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Alibaba cofounder Jack Ma took the stage at the World AI Conference in Shanghai to debate artificial intelligence and its implications for humanity. As expected, Ma took a far more optimistic stance than Musk. Ma encouraged people to have faith in humanity, our creativity, and the future. "I don't think artificial intelligence is a threat," he said, to which Musk replied, "I don't know, man, that's like, famous last words." An edited transcript of the discussion follows.