Building an electric car and colonizing Mars are not enough for Musk. Tesla founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk has launched a company called Neuralink through which computers could merge with human brains. The technology is called “neural lace.”
Neuralink has already been registered as “medical research” company in California last July. The company already hired many talented academies from the field of neuroscience.
Elon Musk’s tweet about Neuralink:
Long Neuralink piece coming out on @waitbutwhy in about a week. Difficult to dedicate the time, but existential risk is too high not to.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 28, 2017
With this technology tiny electrodes will be planted in our brain that can one day download and upload our thoughts.
According to a report of Wall Street Journal, Neuralink hired Vanessa Tolosa, an engineer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and an expert in flexible electrodes; Philip Sabes, a professor at the University of California in San Francisco, who studies how the brain controls movement; and Timothy Gardner, a professor at Boston University who is known for implanting tiny electrodes in the brains of finches to study how the birds sing.
It is unclear what sorts of products Neuralink might create, but people who have had discussions with the company describe a strategy similar to SpaceX and Tesla, where Mr. Musk developed new rocket and electric-car technologies, proved they work, and is now using them to pursue more ambitious projects.
These people hinted that the first products could be advanced implants to treat intractable brain disorders like epilepsy or major depression, a market worth billions of dollars. Such implants would build on simpler electrodes already used to treat brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
Watch Musk discuss it at Recode Code conference last year.
Elon Musk has started yet another company, Neuralink, which aims to make implants for the human brain that can wirelessly interface with a computer. The technology is called “neural lace.” Watch Musk discuss it at our Code conference last year.
Posted by Recode on 27 मार्च 2017