Technology Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in four years: report

16:30  21 april  2017
16:30  21 april  2017 Source:   Reuters

Watchdog: Inmates hid computers, tapped into prison network

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Tesla Inc founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by In March, the Wall Street Journal reported that Musk had launched a company through which computers could merge with human brains .

Tesla Inc founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine In March, the Wall Street Journal reported that Musk had launched a company through which computers could merge with human brains .

FILE PHOTO: Tesla Chief Executive, Elon Musk enters the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York © REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo FILE PHOTO: Tesla Chief Executive, Elon Musk enters the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York Tesla Inc. founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp. is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices.

Neuralink is aiming to bring to the market a product that helps with certain severe brain injuries due to stroke, cancer lesion, etc. in about four years, Musk said in an interview with website Wait But Why.

"If I were to communicate a concept to you, you would essentially engage in consensual telepathy," Musk said in the interview published on Thursday.

Two Ohio inmates hacked their prison from the inside using makeshift computers built from spare parts

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Tesla Inc founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by In March, the Wall Street Journal reported that Musk had launched a company through which computers could merge with human brains .

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a In March, the Wall Street Journal reported that Musk had launched a company through which computers could merge with human brains .

Artificial intelligence and machine learning will create computers so sophisticated that humans will need to implant "neural laces" in their brains to keep up, Musk said in a tech conference last year.

"There are a bunch of concepts in your head that then your brain has to try to compress into this incredibly low data rate called speech or typing," Musk said in the latest interview.

"If you have two brain interfaces, you could actually do an uncompressed direct conceptual communication with another person."

The technology could take about eight to 10 years to become usable by people with no disability, which would depend heavily on regulatory approval timing and how well the devices work on people with disabilities, Musk was quoted as saying.

In March, the Wall Street Journal reported that Musk had launched a company through which computers could merge with human brains. Neuralink was registered in California as a "medical research" company last July, and he plans on funding the company mostly by himself.

SpaceX postpones classified US military launch .
SpaceX on Sunday postponed for 24 hours the launch of a secretive US government payload, known only as NROL-76, due to a "sensor issue" with the rocket, a spokesman said ."Out of an abundance of caution we have decided to scrub today's launch," a SpaceX spokesman said, describing the issue as relating to the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket.Another opportunity for launch opens Monday at 7:00 am (1100 GMT).

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