Elon Musk wants to do a countless number of things: He wants autonomous electric cars traveling down streets in coming future, he wants to send people to the red planet and the moon and wants to construct a substitute to trains that travels very fast. Presently, he is thinking of doing something interesting: to link up your human brain with artificial intelligence.
This will be done with the help of a new company that Musk is founding, called Neuralink.
Elon Musk founded new company called Neuralink that will link brains with AI
The company is still in its initial stages and has not gained any media coverage or public presence yet. The motive is to develop devices that can be embedded in human brains, according to The Verge reports. This move could improve human memory or let for fewer middlemen when interacting with computer interfaces.
Elon Musk and his neural lace
Neuralink is not new for most of them, as Musk did alerts at its existence a few times over the last six months or so. While speaking during a summit in Dubai past month, Musk told the audience that “after some time, I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence.”
Top professionals employed by Neuralink
Musk’s new company called Neuralink is registered in California as a medical research company and has accordingly acquired top-rank academics in the field of neuroscience, along with Dr. Vanessa Tolosa, a flexible electrodes and nanotechnology expert; Philip Sabes, a University of California, San Francisco professor; and Timothy Gardner, a professor at Boston University whose expertise falls on the neural pathways in the brains.
Like Musk’s other firms, such as Tesla and SpaceX, Neuralink decides to come up with a working prototype to demonstrate if such an undertaking is feasible and safe before moving on to more pressing and ambitious matters at hand: actually deciding how to link human brains with AI.
If Musk and the team at Neuralink see any success, the line between reality and science fiction will fuzz again.