- Elon Musk announces live stream on TuesdayNeuralink, his neuroscientist, says he will begin implanting devices into the human mind next year.
- According to the New York Times, Maersk has invested $ 100 million (about 1.3 trillion won) in a secret company since its inception in 2016 and said it hopes to achieve a "symbiosis with artificial intelligence".
- Musk explained that the Neuralink system can implant small chips, known as brain-to-machine interfaces, into the hearts of those who are willing to do so.
- The chip can stimulate neurons in the brain using a small flexible electrode to be inserted into the brain in the process of claiming that Musk is as safe and painful as LASIK eye surgery.
- But some experts have called Musk's vision a "science fiction" and Neuralink's long-term goal can be unrealistic.
- For more stories, Business Insider SA.
Your mind and your computer have come a step closer.
Elon Musk announced on Tuesday that his neuroscientist founder Neuralink hopes to put devices into the human brain next year.
"We gave the latest information on the progress of the system," Musk said at a press conference Tuesday.
Musk has invested $ 100 million (about $ 1.3 trillion) in a secret company since its founding in 2016, according to the New York Times. Neuralink was the headquarters of some of the world's leading neuroscientists at the University of California, Davis lab.
Musk explained that the Neuralink system would allow a small chip called the brain-to-machine interface to be implanted in the brain of a willing person, allowing humans to co-exist with artificial intelligence.
Can a small chip, about 4×4 millimeters in size, stimulate neurons or nerve cells that communicate with other cells in the human brain? – Use a small flexible thread of electrode. Each individual electrode room is inserted into a surgical procedure that is as safe and painless as LASIK surgery, using precision robots.
"It's not like an important surgery, it's like a kind of LASIK."
Musk acknowledged that it would take time for the future system to get approval from the FDA.
He explained that the system could be used to treat brain diseases such as Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease, and ultimately "preserve and enhance" brain function. He claimed the Neuralink chip was 1,000 times more effective than other electrode stimulation systems.
Max Hodak, president of Neuralink, added that the system is completely wireless and "will last for decades."
Some experts have praised Musk's attempts to develop next-generation brain-computer connections, but pointed out that hype surrounding complex systems may not be justified.
Philipp Heiler, a physician and founder of Neuroboeed, told Business Insider last year that the system is at risk.
"There are a lot of risks, including brain damage, inflammation and scarring, when a doctor opens the patient's skull to integrate the brain-computer interface (BCI)," Heiler said. "You need to ask yourself what other benefits like Alexa-like touchscreens or language aids are."
Thomas Stieglitz of the Department of Biomedical Microtechnology at the University of Freiburg in Germany interviewed Business Insider last year and Neuralink's long-term goal was very good.
"Neuralink's long-term goal is unrealistic, or at least it's ambiguous to express it that way," Stieglitz said.
"If all this is unclear, it's impossible to upload knowledge back to the brain and then upload it back to the brain, although science fiction can be created, but it's actually just a Hawk."
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