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5 things to know about Elon Musk's brain-implant company, Neuralink

5 things to know about Elon Musk's brain-implant company, Neuralink

Last month, we heard that Elon Musk was getting his hands dirty with Neuralink, a new company intent on connecting the human brain to computers.

"If I were to communicate a concept to you, you would essentially engage in consensual telepathy", Musk said.

Three weeks after word leaked out that billionaire deep-thinker Elon Musk was backing a venture called Neuralink, his detailed vision for linking brains and computers is laid out in a 36,000-word white paper.

During his conversation with Tim Urban in the 36,000 word blog post published to WaitButWhy.com, Musk described for the first time his intent to develop brain interfaces that could potentially replace human language and historical communication methods.

"The $1.4 billion windfall from his options is based on what Musk would pocket if he'd been able to exercise all 5.27 million of them on Thursday, when Tesla shares closed at $302.51 in NY", says Bloomberg.

Neuralink was in July previous year registered in California as a "medical research" company and Musk plans on funding the company mostly by himself.

The tech is still young, but Musk says he's hoping to have technology for those suffering from severe brain injuries in just four years.

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Musk said: "It is important to note that this depends heavily on regulatory approval timing and how well our devices work on people with disabilities". Elon Musk might make innovation look easy, but even going to Mars seems relatively straightforward in comparison to his plans for his latest company. He declared on Thursday that he will lead a startup that will focus on creating technology which can merge humans with computers.

The company "seeks to create micro-implants of the neural interfaces augmenting the brain with computer assistance", USA Today said.

In July 2016, Neuralink was registered as a "medical research" company in California. And the way Musk sees it, bringing AI into our brains is the best way to guarantee that the rise of the machines will bring the rise of humanity as well.

"I think we are about 8 to 10 years away from this being usable by people with no disability", Musk said.
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Thankfully, we'll be able to control this completely, Musk tells Urban: "People won't be able to read your thoughts - you would have to will it".


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