Elon Musk Wants to Create Direct Human Connections to Computers
Elon Musk Wants to Create Direct Human Connections to Computers During a recent presentation at the California Academy of Sciences, Elon Musk described his new goal of creating “symbiosis with artificial intelligence.” He plans to achieve this by implanting chips into human brains, allowing them to “merge” with artificial intelligence (AI).
The chips receive and process brain activity through "neural lace," which is robotically stitched into the brain.
According to Musk, animal testing is already underway and he believes the first prototype could be implanted in a human by the end of 2020.
The project is being executed by his company, Neuralink Corp, which was founded in 2016.
The initial goal of his “ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces” was to help with symptoms of chronic conditions, but Musk also intends for the chip to be used to “create a well-aligned future” and to secure “humanity’s future as a civilization relative to AI.” Elon Musk, via Neuralink Corp