Elon Musk says there is a chance his AI-brain-chip company are going to be putting implants in humans within a year
Neuralink, the AI-brain-chip company spearheaded by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, might be able to put a version of its implant during a person "within a year," Musk said when recently speaking on Joe Rogan's podcast.
Neuralink, which was founded in 2016, is Musk's neural technology company that's developing an implant designed to interface directly with the human brain. The initial goal of the implant, says Musk, is to use it as a way to treat brain injury and trauma.
"There's still tons of labor to try to to ," Musk said when speaking with Rogan. "So once I say, you know, we've probably got an attempt at putting it during a person, you know, within a year. I think, that's exactly what I mean, i feel we've an opportunity of putting input in one end, having them be healthy, and restoring some functionality that they've lost."
The chip could potentially be wont to restore eyesight, hearing, and limb movement additionally to addressing diseases that affect the brain, Musk claims. The device would be implanted directly into the skull to enable electrode threads to interface with certain areas of the brain, consistent with Musk.
"It could, in theory , fix anything that's wrong with the brain," Musk said.
It's not the primary time Musk has made such claims. Back in July 2019, Musk said that he hoped to possess an implant during a human patient by the top of next year.
But that's just the first ambitions Musk has future for Neuralink. within the future , he hopes to develop a tool that would enable "symbiosis" between humans and AI.