Rumors had been flying about Elon Musk and his potential involvement in AI or artificial intelligence. As it is, these claims were put to rest as the billionaire himself confirmed that he would be trying to advance research and studies on the matter. The first step toward this goal was setting up a new company, called Neuralink.
Neuralink Is Elon Musk’s Vision Of An AI Future
Now, the billionaire and visionary offered additional details about its newest firm. Neuralink will be working towards achieving a human-machine merger or one of Musk’s long time ideas. It will do so as it develops a new device. Presently, this has yet to receive a name. However, it may allegedly come to be called a “neural lace”. This should work as follows.
The device could come to be implanted in the brain. Through it, its user could theoretically interact and control devices and various other gadgets. Such an implant could reportedly also come to advantage the human brain itself.
It may theoretically help improve a person’s memory as it would increase its storage capacity. Also, it could lead to better treatment methods for those affected by a cognitive disorder or even a neurological disease.
This device will also reportedly have other capacities as well. Reports claim that it may potentially be able even to reprogram a neural code. As it is, research and developers still have a long way to go before reaching this point.
Neuralink, in itself, is a very subtle presence. It is still in its early stages of existence and, at least for the moment, has no public presence. It remains to be seen how it will evolve. As it is, Elon Musk seems to maintain his confidence in a possible human-machine convergence. He recently stated that:
“Over time, I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence.”
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