NEURALINK: ELON MUSK PROMISES TO SHOW A WORKING BRAIN-COMPUTER CHIP FOR 'HUMAN-AI SYMBIOSIS'
Elon Musk has aforementioned he can demonstrate a useful brain-computer interface on a live presentation from his mysterious Neuralink startup.
The wealthy person enterpriser, UN agency conjointly heads SpaceX and Tesla, supported Neuralink in 2016 with the last word aim of merging computer science with the human brain.
Until now, there has solely been one public event showing off the startup's technology, throughout that Musk discovered a "sewing machine-like" device capable of sewing threads into a human head.
The procedure to implant the chip can eventually be similar in speed and potency to Lasik optical device eye surgery, consistent with Musk, and can be performed by a mechanism. The mechanism and therefore the operating brain chip is going to be disclosed throughout a live webcast at 3 pm platinum (11 pm BST) on Fri, Musk tweeted on a weekday night. In response to an issue on Twitter, he aforementioned that the comparison with optical device eye surgery was still a way off. "Still off from Lasik, however, may get pretty pass on a couple of years," he tweeted.
He conjointly aforementioned that Friday's demonstration would show "neurons firing in period... the matrix within the matrix."
The device has already been tested on animals and human trials were originally planned for 2020, tho' it's not, however, clear whether or not they have started. In the build-up to Friday's event, Musk has drip-fed details concerning Neuralink's technology and therefore the capabilities it may deliver to individuals mistreatment it. In a series of tweets last month, he aforementioned the chip "could extend the vary of hearing on the far side traditional frequencies and amplitudes," similarly as permit wearers to stream music on to their brain.
Other potential applications embrace control secretion levels and delivering "enhanced abilities" like larger reasoning and anxiety relief. Earlier this month, scientists unconnected to Neuralink disclosed a replacement bio-synthetic material that they claim can be wont to facilitate integrate physical science with the shape.
The breakthrough may facilitate reach Musk's ambition of augmenting human intelligence and skills, which he claims is critical to permit humanity to vie with advanced computer science.
He claims that humans risk being overtaken by AI at intervals ensuing 5 years, which AI may eventually read the United States of America within the same means we have a tendency to presently read house pets.
"I do not love the thought of being a cat, however, what is the solution?" he aforementioned in 2016, simply months before he supported Neuralink. "I suppose one in all the solutions that looks perhaps the simplest is to feature associate degree AI layer."