elon musk‘s latest startup has unveiled a brain-reading device that uses small ‘threads’ to detect neuron activity so that users can control computers with their mind. at its presentation at the california academy of sciences on tuesday, the brain-computer interface company neuralink stepped out of the shadows to reveal plans to test its neuron-reading technology on humans as early next year.
‘I think this is going to be important at a civilization-wide scale,’ elon musk said at the event, which you can watch below in full. ‘even under a benign artificial intelligence, we will be left behind. with a high bandwidth brain-machine interface, we will have the option to go along for the ride.’
neuralink is currently developing tiny processors that connect to the brain via threads that are thinner than human hair. at about 4-6 micrometers these sensors will fit on the surface of the skull, relaying information to a wearable computer that sits behind your ear.
elon musk also said that long-term neuralink really is about figuring out a way to ‘achieve a sort of symbiosis with artificial intelligence.’ ‘this is not a mandatory thing,’ he added. ‘this is something you can choose to have if you want.’
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