The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, the ever-innovative Elon Musk, is now supporting a brain-computer interface venture, calling it Neuralink. This concept is based on creating devices that can be implanted inside the human brain. The objective is to help humans merge with software and be on par with the advancements in Artificial Intelligence. This type of advancements could directly result in improvement of memory and allow interfacing with computers.
According to Verge, Musk recently said,
Over time, I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence. It's mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output.
Musk took it to Twitter saying Wait But Why is going to publish a detailed article on Neuralink very soon. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Neuralink is not going to be focused on enhancing the ordinary human brainpower; instead, it is going to explore how brain interfaces might alleviate the symptoms of dangerous and chronic medical conditions.
The advancements could also include epilepsy and depressive disorders. These could conveniently amplify the current therapies that use electrodes in the brain to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s. This phenomenon offers Neuralink a starting point with established science and a much easier path towards approval for human use. Though it might sound far-fetched, it is actually Musk's master plan behind building new companies based on big ideas.
Apart from SpaceX and Tesla, and now Neuralink, the genius has also co-founded OpenAI, a non-profit organisation that aims to advance digital intelligence in a way that supports the entire human fraternity in the world.
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