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It seems that building autonomous vehicles and colonizing Mars is not enough for the ambitious Elon Musk. According to information released Monday (27), the billionaire intention to revolutionize the interaction of man with the machine from neural networks.
According to sources in the Wall Street Journal, the company, called Neuralink, is working on developing a technology that would allow people to report directly to the machines without having to go through a physical interface. It may seem like science fiction, but this may be the trend of Artificial Intelligence in the not-so-distant future.
The idea is that technology involves the implantation of electrodes in the brain so that people can upload or download their thoughts into a computer. That is, humans will possibly be able to elevate their cognitive functions.
Despite the initiative looking futuristic, Elon Musk had already expressed an interest in neural network technology previously. At Vox Media’s Code Conference last year the businessman described the idea, stating that the goal will be to allow humans to achieve symbiosis with machines.
The idea of uniting man and machine has a motive. Musk has been showing concern with the development of AI, as he believes that technology can pose a threat to humanity. To take no risks, the computer-brain interface was the solution found by Musk. With union, the goal is for humans to be AI-enhanced, and not substituted.
And it’s not just the Neuralink that’s been working on the top of this purpose. Facebook is also exploring a similar technology in its secret hardware division . The group is developing a non-invasive interface technology, also the brain-computer, which will allow people to communicate with external devices.