Elon Musk appeared in an hour-long interview in Joe Rogan’s podcast and said that he was going to announce the first product of Neuralink, an American neuro-tech company that can make any brain function as a superhuman AI.
Elon Musk claims that the aim of this company is a human enhancement and the technology will be able to merge the computers with the human brain, thus procuring a symbiotic relationship between the human brain and the AI. He further says, “If your biological self-dies, you can upload into a new unit. Literally.” It will enable anyone who wants to have superhuman reasoning and intelligence.
To develop implantable brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) will be quite a challenge and to be on top of the game Elon needs to stay ahead of his competitors with a heavy focus on applied engineering. BCIs should have features that are thousand times better than the existing with no surgery, no aesthetics and definitely no drilling holes in the skull.
He points out that there has been a significant advancement in the field stating, “I think (Neuralink will) have something interesting to announce in a few months that’s at least an order of magnitude better than anything else, probably better than anyone thinks is possible.”
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In early 2017, he made a jaw-dropping revelation stating that robots will disrupt our job scenario and that there’s nothing much that can be done and the competition between the countries with the most sophisticated AI will be the reason of World War 3. Probably to him, the merging seems like a better option which might give a human a better chance of competing. “The merge scenario with AI is the one that seems like probably the best. If you can't beat it, join it,” Musk said.