Elon Musk is a business figure, inventor and industrialist who has succeeded in creating extraordinary breakthroughs in the field of technology. As for now, Elon Musk will soon introduce “Neuralink“, a product that can make anyone superhuman by connecting their brain to a computer.
Neuralink is a mixture of futuristic science and brain surgery. Connecting human brain directly to a computer and another electronic devices through cybernetic implant allows the mind to interact with gadget or programs, and that will be the core of Neuralink.
Neuralink is planned for saving humanity, by helping to trick the super intelligent machine from dominating earth in the future.
In the future, highly intelligent robots will dominate our life, and Musk thinks we need to think like a machine to avoid destruction.
Super intelligent robots, in the end will become really advanced that they want to overtake their inventor.
Neuralink increases the data rate between the brain and computers and will give humans a better shot at competing with AI.
Musk said, his new technology will be able to seamblessly combine humans with computers, giving us a shot to be “symbiotic” with artificial intelligence.
Musk argues that we (humans) are practically attached to our phones, we’re already cyborgs. We’re just not as smart as we could be because the data link between the information we can get from our phones to our brains isn’t as fast as it could have been.
In an interview, Elon explained how big the differences between cyborgs and normal humans, and how far they will radically advance.
“How much smarter are you with a phone or computer or without? You’re a lot more intelligent, actually,” Musk said.
“You can answer any question pretty much instantly. You can remember flawlessly. Your phone can remember videos [and] pictures perfectly. Your phone is already an extension of you. You’re already a cyborg. Most people haven’t yet realised that you’re already a cyborg. It’s just that the data rate … it’s slow, very slow. It’s like a tiny straw of information flow between your biological self and your digital self. We need to make that tiny straw like a giant river, a huge, high-bandwidth interface.”
Musk said this sort of technology could eventually allow humans to create a snapshot of themselves that can live on if our bodies die.
“If your biological self dies, you can be uploaded into a new unit. Literally,” Musk said.
Musk said he thinks this will give humans a better chance against artificial intelligence.
“The merge scenario with AI is the one that seems like probably the best. If you can’t beat it, join it,” Musk said.
Neuralink is still in its early stages and is currently recruiting a number of positions on its website.
But recently, Musk teased us that we can expect some news from the company as early as 2019.
“I think, we’ll have something interesting to announce in a few month, it’s better than anyone would expect.” said Musk in an interview.
source : teknologi.id