Musk Promotes OpenAI-based Interface of Brain & Computer for 2020
Discussing what he calls ” a chip with a bunch of tiny wires,” Elon Musk has the world’s attention once again this week.
In an interview Musk did with Axios.com, he revealed that a neural link between a human brain and a computer could be ready for use by 2020. Not only may it help the human race become cyber hyper-smart, but as a bonus, Musk says it can protect humans from being taken over by super-smart robots and machines.
A story on inverse.com, written by Mike Brown, explored the collaboration on the technology between two of Musk’s companies, Neuralink and OpenAI. Musk’s fear of AI taking over human reality isn’t anything new, according to Brown. Musk warned about the dangers of unmonitored AI in a meeting of the National Governors’ Association last July, saying it could be “a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.”
“Until people see, like, robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react because it seems so ethereal,” Musk said.
Praising the Open AI team for winning against humans in a Dota 2 match in August, Musk noted that humans “need the neural interface soon.”
Neuralink may provide more information about the planned human/AI connection soon. During Musk’s appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast in September, he said that the firm may have:
“…something interesting to announce in a few months that’s at least an order of magnitude better than anything else, probably better than anyone thinks is possible.”
Neuralink has been secretive about its developments since being founded in 2016 by Musk. Its long-term plan is to place chips inside of a human’s brain and interface it with an AI program. But documents leaked about Neuralink show “animal testing” is being considered as well⏤a red flag for some scientists. Then Musk mentioned the company had already tested a monkey, which could operate the interface. The statement was in keeping with Musk’s shoot-from-the-hip style of managing diverse companies, such as the Boring Company, Tesla and Space X.
Musk, who has spoken on the accelerating advancement of these technologies, wants to act before AI gets too smart for the good of the human race. The process involves needle-sized drill bits to make a hole in the skull. Then the human brain will have five chips with wires inserted in five separate areas.
read more about how the neural link would work at venturebeat.com