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Elon Musk has released more information about Neuralink.
Musk’s goal with Neuralink is to integrate the human brain with an artificial intellect and make them both work in symbiosis as one organism.
Neuralink aims to create brain-computer interfaces that can treat different diseases caused by neurological disorders. Such interfaces have the potential to help people with a wide range of clinical disorders. Researchers have shown that, using these, patients have been able to control computer cursors, robotic prosthetics and speech synthesizers. This demonstrates its potential use in the medical area to treat patients with disabilities due to neurological disorders. As a long-term goal, brain-computer interfaces are expected to be available to the general public and integrated as a must-have technology in daily life, similar to the way technologies such as mobile phones or laptops are currently in Essential use on a daily basis.
Musk has also repeatedly declared his belief that artificial intelligence represents a risk to humans, due to the possibility of it surpassing the human species in skills. For him, the best solution to the problem would be, instead of continuing to develop AI systems external to humans, to achieve total symbiosis with artificial intelligence so that it can be controlled. What would be achieved by creating a layer of artificial intelligence over cerebral cortex, a system that is developing with Neuralink.
Musk also taught the robot to perform the surgery to insert the mechanism into the human body. He indicated that the procedure is expected to be carried out for less than an hour and without the use of general anesthesia.