Elon Musk Neuralink to begin outfitting human brains

Neuralink,  the Elon Musk-led startup is working on technology that’s based around “threads,” which it says can be implanted in human brains with much less potential impact for brain-computer interfaces.

Elon Musk Neuralink to begin outfitting human brains

“Most people don’t realize, we can solve that with a chip,” Musk said to kick off Neuralink’s event, talking about some of the brain disorders and issues the company hopes to solve.

Neuralink really is about figuring out a way to “achieve a sort of symbiosis with artificial intelligence.” The aim is to use a robot that Neuralink has created that operates somewhat like a “sewing machine” to implant this threads, which are incredibly thin and will be capable of performing both read and write operations at very high data volume.

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Neuralink did demonstrate its technology used on a laboratory rat this week, with performance levels that exceed today’s systems in terms of data transfer. The data from the rat was gathered via a USB-C port in its head, and it provided about 10x more than what the best current sensors can offer.

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Elon musk plan is also that the electrodes implanted in the brain will be able to communicate wirelessly with chips outside the brain, providing real-time monitoring with unprecedented freedom of motion, without any external wires or connections.

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