In 2016 Elon Musk stated Neuralink, the company whose prime objective is to develop a system that can be implanted in paralyzed humans, allowing them to control computers through the brain directly has now after 3 grown into a more mature startup and looking forward to bringing their technology to the real world.
Elon Musk has said that he believes down the line will lead to a perfect mesh of humans and AI.
The three-year-old company is working on developing an implantable brain-computer interface (BCI), that will effectively help for connecting the human brain to many other computer devices.
The company is developing a system to improve the basic structures of high-density Utah Array, a tiny chip that has become the industry benchmark for recording large populations of neurons.
Neurallink explained that the implant can be placed behind the ear and can interpret brain signals. It also invented a robot that can sew the implant to the brain with better precision than any human surgeon.
In a white paper, Neuralink said that there were currently two ways to record the activity happening behind our skulls: either non-invasive means, which stay clear of actually entering the brain, but as a result are less accurate, which creep near the cortex but are limited in the scope of the signals they can track.
So far, Elon Musk hopes the brain-machine interface by Neuralink has reportedly helped a primate communicate with a computer interface. There are plans to install a prototype this year into a human.
According to Musk, they are still on track to do this.
Commenting on the findings of ARK, which ranked 1 on deep learning as “big idea of 2020”, Musk Tweeted that the impact of high-bandwidth combined with high-precision neural interfaces is underappreciated.
“Neuralink may have this in a human as soon as this year,” he added. And then in another Tweet, Musk said rather mysteriously: “Wait until you see the next version vs what was presented last year. It’s *awesome*.”
“It will ultimately be used to make up for entire lost sections of the brain due to stroke/accident/congenital. Don’t want to get too excited, but the potential is truly transformational for restoring brain & motor functions. There is no other way to do it IMO,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk also wrote on Twitter.
The symbiosis between humans and AI will be a long shot but Neuralink’s implantable device can help to achieve medical advancements that can help people with chronic neurological problems. Possible medical uses for Neuralink’s device in the future include controlling devices, restoring sensation, and synthetic speech.
The team of Neuralink researchers has developed threads ten times thinner than human hair, which can be implanted inside the brain to wirelessly monitor neuron activity. The company has also built a surgical robot that will help to put in charge of implanting the microscopic threads into brain matter.
Each thread can carry 32 electrodes, and the researchers have demonstrated that the robot can rapidly implement 96 threads. The robot will insert six threads (192 electrodes) per minute automatically in the brain. These treads will be about 4 to 6 μm in width, thin as a quarter the width of a human hair.
These threads around 1,024 will attach to a small chip, up to 10 of which will be embedded under the human skin. Each will connect to a wearable pod behind the ear that communicates wirelessly with a phone.
Musk said very last year that group has experienced achievement with animal screening and that in its labs a monkey has been equipped to regulate a laptop with its brain.
The Tesla founder has extended contended that a neural lace meshing mind with equipment is vital if folks are likely to stay away from remaining so outpaced by synthetic intelligence.
The final aim of the company is to give individuals AI-increased capabilities these as the potential to obtain the world-wide-web with a single assumed.
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