Elon Musk, the owner of companies such as SpaceX and Tesla, has always been famous for his amazing ideas. This includes not just carts or dreams of space travel but also attempts to add human brains and artificial intelligence, named Neuralink, which is Musk’s Neural Interface Technology Company. With the help of this, a chip will be inserted into the brain of a person, which will not only record the activity of the brain, it can also affect it. While this high-tech approach may sound strange or even unnecessary, its use in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease can prove to be very important.
Why is Musk making this technique?
Interestingly, Musk believes that humans should not be defeated by a digital superintelligence, so it should be prepared in advance. He told Lex Friedman’s podcast in 2019 that we will never be smarter than digital supercomputers. So if we can’t beat them then we should join them. Musk has given several big clues about what Neuralink will actually do. She said that like the TV series Black Mirror, she will be able to save memories and play again or call the car from telepathy. Apart from this, it can also be helpful for people living with paralysis or disability.
Do not trust Musk?
It is currently difficult for experts to accept these claims as true. In September 2020, Business Insider was told by the University of Newcastle’s neuroscientist Professor Andrew Jackson that the technology could be possible, but neuroscience was not solid. At the same time, Andrew Hayers described this idea as a fantasy world of Musk. However, he says that its robot has a feature that adjusts the function of putting the chip in the brain according to the movement in the human mind. There is movement in the brain with breathing and beats. Scientists are happy with the engineering being used in this technology, but they do not consider the neuroscience behind it to be a miracle.
How will the technology work?
Neuralink is preparing two devices. The first is a coin-shaped chip that will be placed in a human’s head. This will also remove thin strands from the hair with 1024 electrodes going to different parts of the brain. The data from these will go through the chip to the computers where the researchers will study it. In addition to this chip, there will be a robot that will stitch in the brain of human beings the wires coming out of the Neuralink chip with the help of a needle. Musk says the procedure will be as easy as LASIC surgery. In January a demo of this chip was also given inside a boar. It had been on its mind for two months. Musk also said some time ago that a monkey had this chip in its brain and its effect on him.