Elon Musk promised to present a demo of a working Neuralink device
It is no exaggeration to say that Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, is currently deciding what the future trajectory of the world should look like.
His electric car concepts as well as his space travel test programs are the best examples of this.
Musk started Neuralink for such a unique purpose, creating an interface that could connect the human brain directly to a computer.
Founded in 2016, the company is investigating Neural Technology and has reported information on how this Neuralink technology works.
It is said to be a sewing machine — like device that connects the human brain directly to a computer, inserts a neural thread into the human brain using a needle, and connects to the brain via a small neural interface that can be fully embedded.
Musk points out that it can be used to treat conditions such as addiction and depression in humans, and in addition to treating diseases affecting the brain, it can also be used to restore eyesight, hearing and limb movement.
He has announced on his official Twitter account on Friday, August 28, that he will be presenting a demonstration of a device that is already operational, demonstrating the success of the Neuralink project.
Especially now that the world is making great strides through AI, or artificial intelligence, many fear that in the future, with the advancement of these technologies, the most advanced artificial intelligence that can make decisions on its own will be created that will destroy or challenge man.
According to Elon Musk, the best solution is to use computing power, which is needed to supplement the human brain’s capacity.
However, their main goal is still to create an interface that can successfully connect the computer and the human brain, and they are working to gain the ability to control the computer or mobile phone using the human brain.
During the event, which is set to take place today, they are set to present a second-generation robot that will connect to the human brain and show how neurons “fire in real-time”, although what is implied by this isn’t clear exactly.
How to watch?
Date: Friday, Aug. 28
Time: 3 p.m. PT (6 p.m. ET)
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/sr8hzF3j2fo
The Neuralink tools can be groundbreaking, Musk has routinely said. “Don’t want to get too excited, but the potential is truly transformational for restoring brain & motor functions,” he tweeted in February.