Apr 24, 2017 12:27 PM EDT
Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk will explore the possibility of connecting human brains with the computer in his new company Neuralink. Further implementation including human to human telepathy.
Artificial intelligence will be the next frontier in computer science, including to connect human consciousness with the machine. That is the main objectives of Musk's new company Neuralink as reported by WIRED. He stated the goal of his new company is to turn the cloud-based artificial intelligence into the human brain extension.
Neuralink is founded to accomplish one mission: to create a brain implant that enables a human being to communicate with the computer using brain wave. Musk envisioned that the computer and the human brain can be connected with a direct link up with a brain implant.
Musk expects the brain implant will be able to help people with severe brain injuries by connecting their brain into the artificial intelligence. Such product is estimated to hit the market in the next four years. Neuralink's product will also enable the human being to communicate through a consensual telepathy.
However, according to a senior editor at the MIT Technology Review, Antonio Regalado, that technology is unlikely to happen within the next four years as Musk estimated. One of the reasons is the brain implants is a medical device that requires a careful testing and experiment before if can be applied to the human being. Therefore, Neuralink will not be able to directly implemented its invention to human, before an extensive testing of the technology is conducted to the lab animals.
One real example of the brain implant technology is the one from NeuroPace Inc., which was founded in 1997 to develop a brain implant to control epileptic seizure. The brain implant, known as RNS System, received an FDA approval to be implemented to human being 16 years after its development in November 2013. Therefore, it will be unrealistic for Musk to expect Neuralink to be able to develop brain implant within 4 years. Watch the report from CNBC regarding Musk and his Neuralink below:
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