Most awaited Neuralink to manifest the progress it made in brain-computer interface technology, the New York Times and Bloomberg posted brief information, and it is stuff that is straight out of science fiction. The Elon Musk-backed firm claims its “sewing machine-like” robot will be able to implant threads deep right into a human brain.
The results come from testing on lab rats implanted with as many as 1,500 electrodes, which, everybody ought to be warned, could or might not transfer smoothly to work on humans. If it does work, Neuralink says its intention for the technology at first is to do issues like assist amputees, or restore the ability to see, talk, and listen. After all, as Elon has mentioned beforehand, he believes that connecting our brains to computers will finally be the one way to keep up with the development of artificial intelligence, so whereas issues might begin right here the plan is for one thing way more powerful.
According to the article, its bundles of flexible threads are about one quarter the diameter of a human hair, implanted utilizing needles to avoid blood vessels on the brain’s floor. Then the embedded sensors capture information and send it to a receiver (the chip above) on the floor of the cranium. From there it transmits wirelessly — Elon Musk mentioned it might Bluetooth the knowledge to your skull. Right now implantation requires drilling holes. However, researchers hope in the future they’ll use lasers to avoid “unpleasant” vibration.
The pod itself is worn behind the ear, with the wireless, battery and other hardware in there.
Additional displays defined much more about how all of the technology works, and a paper shall be launched shortly with more data on what they’ve achieved to this point. One note Musk revealed during a Q&A session is that “a monkey has been capable of control the computer with its mind,” in response to a question about animal testing and the results to date. Much less surprising is his assertion that two people with the implants might use them to communicate “telepathically,” — as soon as the know-how is working two-methods in the brain that is about what we might expect.