SpaceX and Tesla, CEO of Elon Musk, have announced that his Neuralink brain-machine interface is almost done. According to "Cavalier Billionaire Musk," Neuralink's "direct cortical interface" could allow humans to attain a higher level of cognition – and give humanity the ability to compete with the upcoming Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, one expert has warned that Neuralink and similar technologies built by the US military have a "potential for abuse".
Elon Musk has repeatedly warned of a near future reality in which AI robots could one day rule.
The SpaceX Founder even described AI as "becoming an immortal dictator we can never escape."
However, his Neuralink project, which involves inserting a needle-like device into the person's skull, could pose a similar threat. [1
He told Express.co.uk: "The human brain is both elegant and complex.
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"It is able to calculate massively in parallel and to store incredible amounts of data low power consumption.
"Bu The body is relatively slow in terms of its ability to carry data between the brain and the outside world.
"Neuralink offers the potential to move data" at the speed of thought "and breaks physical bottlenecks associated with eyes, ears, hands and mouths. "
But while the possibilities are" mind-boggling, "there are some fundamental technological hurdles outside of Neuralink's goals that need to be addressed to make this happen.
Steven Woo said, "Security is becoming an even more critical issue.
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from the beginning to be designed so that people know with certainty that their brains only is connected to systems that they can trust, and that data sent to and from their brain is also protected and trusted.
"It goes without saying that the stakes and the potential abuses are much higher when we transmit data to both the users and them.
Tim Kilbride of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) told Express.co.uk how the US military is also investigating. implanted, closed neurotechnology.
He said, "DARPA was and is the leader in this technology field.
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"Since the beginning of the 2000s, we have demonstrated ever more complex applications of neurotechnology.
"The investments we made in establishing basic skills and the technologies we demonstrated In practice, companies like Neuralink and Kernel have paved the way to work in this area.
"Our newest neurotechnology program is called Next Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3).
We've had success with implanted interfaces, but using a new technology that does not require surgical implantation.
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