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Musk says Neuralink will solve a lot of brain and spine injuries





Elon Musk believes his formidable computer-to-brain venture, Neuralink, will resolve loads of mind and backbone accidents.

Neuralink goals to realize a symbiosis between AI and the human mind. First established in 2016, the venture has been comparatively quiet regardless of the corporate’s ~90 workers clearly working arduous behind-the-scenes.

In a call-out on Twitter for engineers to affix Neuralink, Musk highlighted what lifechanging outcomes the work might obtain:

One Twitter person asked Musk whether or not Neuralink “will be capable of cease speedy firing, when wanted, in neural networks, for sufferers with OCD? Presumably even stimulate the discharge of oxytocin, serotonin, and different chemical compounds when wanted? Will it be capable of artificially work the neuron & synapses like that?”

Musk had a easy response: “Sure.”

Throughout an occasion final 12 months, Neuralink demonstrated that the corporate had already inserted “threads” lined in electrodes into the mind of a rat and was capable of report the data being transmitted by its neurons onto a sensor referred to as the N1. Musk mentioned he needed to start human trials in 2020.

Neuralink then went darkish, with its Twitter account not making a single tweet since final 12 months’s occasion. Nonetheless, earlier this month, Musk dropped a shock announcement {that a} progress replace will likely be shared on August 28th.

It appears unlikely that human trials will likely be going forward this 12 months, particularly given the setbacks Neuralink has possible confronted – as most corporations – as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, all progress is welcome for one thing which might in the future enhance so many lives.

(Picture by David Matos on Unsplash)

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Ryan Daws