Tesla CEO wants to network brains with computers
Tech billionaire Elon Musk is researching how the human brain can be directly networked with computers, according to a newspaper report in a new company.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, 45, has been involved in the company Neuralink, which wants to develop electrodes that connect the human brain with computers. This is reported by the “Wall Street Journal” on Tuesday.
Musk, head of the electric car manufacturer Tesla and the SpaceX space company, had already said at a conference conference last year that he believed artificial nerve tissue to connect with computers is an important future technology. This could help people to keep up with the future artificial intelligence, and warned against it several times.
At the time, Musk spoke of a “direct interface to the cerebral cortex,” but he remained vague as a whole, so it was unclear whether it was a concrete project or a fantasy of technology. Musk also wants to bring people to Mars and proposed the transport system Hyperloop – a kind of huge magnet-operated tube mail, which is to transport people and goods with over 1000 kilometers per hour. Several companies are currently trying to build hyperloop trades.
The “Wall Street Journal” spoke to one of the Neuralink employees, who was a member of the founding team and confirmed Musk’s participation in the project. The company was still in the “embryo” phase, cited the newspaper. Neuralink was registered in California as a medical research company last July.
According to the newspaper, an investment with billionaire Peter Thiel has also been discussed
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