Elon Musk is funding a company called Neuralink that aims to implant an AI interface in your brain. This latest biotech venture is a step closer on working toward his goal of building a future where man and technology are one. The young company will be building devices that could be implanted in human brains to merge with computers via “neural lace” technology.
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has been tinkering with the idea of creating a system in which the mind and computers meld together as a way to better harness technology. He also mentions the importance of modifying life where we can comfortably coexist with artificial intelligence. Overall, his goal is to lessen the chances where humans become "house cats" of intelligence that is beyond our control.
To keep pace with the growing use of AI in e-systems, Musk's Neuralink will be pursuing to build neural lace technology. The next step is to implant it in human brain so that we could one day upload and download thoughts. The project has a happy side effect of therapeutic benefits for certain brain disorders and could treat degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, according to Extreme Tech.
Scientists will build the neural lace as a mesh to merge it into the brain and create a wireless brain-computer interface. Over time, the neural lace could grow around the brain cells. Researchers testing the neural technology on mice say it is effective in monitoring brain activities and enhancing brain capabilities, per the Deccan Chronicle.
Musk's AI strategy that could combine human brain with computers come in the form of injection. It will then allow a direct interfacing with machines and overcoming the “threats of AI.” Musk has not made an official announcement about what sorts of products Neuralink might create, but speculations describe a strategy similar to his popular space launch company SpaceX and electric car-making Tesla.