Elon Musk’s New Company Wants to Plug Artificial Intelligence Into Your Brain

.@elonmusk's new company wants to plug artificial intelligence into your brain:

  • Elon Musk — tech billionaire, founder of Tesla, and noted proponent of colonising Mars — has started a new company.
  • Called Neuralink, the company is essentially exploring ways to make a robot-human hybrid brain.
  • Its aim is to use AI technology to battle brain diseases such as Parkinson’s, epilepsy, or even depression.
  • Though the company is still a while away from even presenting a prototype — and will have to undergo rigorous testing before it’s available to the general public — it seems likely that this technology would come in the form of an implant directly in the brain.
  • Now watch Elon Musk and Stephen Colbert discuss whether he’s trying to save the world or destroy it.

Elon Musk has started Neuralink, a new company dedicated to developing AI technology called “Neuralace” to fight brain diseases such as parkinsons.

@highsnobiety: .@elonmusk’s new company wants to plug artificial intelligence into your brain:

If you’re already worried about the similarities between our world and the dystopian future presented in the TV show Black Mirror, then you might not like this news.

Elon Musk — tech billionaire, founder of Tesla, and noted proponent of colonising Mars — has started a new company.

Called Neuralink, the company is essentially exploring ways to make a robot-human hybrid brain. Its aim is to use AI technology to battle brain diseases such as Parkinson’s, epilepsy, or even depression.

Though the company is still a while away from even presenting a prototype — and will have to undergo rigorous testing before it’s available to the general public — it seems likely that this technology would come in the form of an implant directly in the brain.

While everyone is on board with fighting brain disease, this plan definitely sounds chilling. What’s more, the Wall Street Journal reported that this AI “neural lace” technology may be used to upload and download thoughts.

Now watch Elon Musk and Stephen Colbert discuss whether he’s trying to save the world or destroy it.

In other tech news, here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s iOS 10.3.

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Elon Musk’s New Company Wants to Plug Artificial Intelligence Into Your Brain