Elon Musk managed to start another new company. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Musk’s latest project is called […]
Elon Musk managed to start another new company. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Musk’s latest project is called Neuralink and its goal is to explore technology that can make direct connections between a human brain and a computer.
Neuralink is registered in California as a medical research company and has reportedly already hired several high profile academics in the field of neuroscience.
The company plans to present a working prototype to prove the technology is safe and viable before moving on to the more ambitious goal of increasing the performance of the human race. In this case, the prototype will likely be brain implants that can treat diseases like epilepsy, Parkinson’s or depression. Musk himself told Vanity Fair that he believes the technology for «a meaningful partial-brain interface» is only «roughly four or five years away.» But even if that proves successful, there’s still a long way to go before we’re plugging an AI directly into our brains.