When it comes to ambitious product marketing and statements, Elon Musk easily deserves a special award for making the crowd go in awe.
After all, every time the man has spoken on something, it has initially looked insane and next to impossible technically but later emerged into a somewhat possible idea.
A best example is how electric cars have now become the norm after Tesla introduced them. Irrespective of all the flaws, they are now the market leader and changed the automobile industry. Similarly, he also ventured with Space X where rockets could actually land after a trip and they have at least one successful attempt right now.
Implanting AI Chips Inside Humans
Sounds pretty insane at the moment, right? Possibly yes but at the same time even the internet and smartphones were considered sorcery back in the middle ages. Times have changed and so is technology which makes Elon Musk strongly believe that Neuralink is the future. It is the name of the company they are working on which plans to create AI powered devices which can be implanted in human brains and enable people to directly get all the content, database they see on the internet directly to their brains.
To put it all in Musk’s own words, “It’s about connecting biological and artificial intelligence so that they could work in unison to be the superpower but only if the bandwidth, latency and connectivity work in favor of this technology.”
The team is busy hiring people for various job roles. Here are some of them:
- Microfabrication Engineer
- Neuroscience scientist
- Brain machine interfacing scientist.
Neuralink has also raised $27 million in funding that led to this new wave of ramped up hiring.
Why Neuralink May Never Succeed as Tesla or Space X?
Making cars run on their own using AI and space rockets land is a whole other thing when compared to implanting the internet into a human’s brain. The practical consequences are just too many to justify because it eventually becomes a fight between your own brain and the AI chip to take control of your body.
Setting side all the humanitarian aspects, it is a tough technical achievement to accomplish because the brain sensors and emotions work at an exorbitant speed when compared to real life cables. The eyes see the world at resolutions that are far beyond that 24k or even higher resolution while the brain is capable of transferring petabytes of data in less than milliseconds making it far more superior than the super computer we have access to.
So, is Elon Musk being too ambitious with Neuralink? One would probably think so at this point but it may lead to reliable AI robots in the near future which are far more practical than turning humans into cyborgs.
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