Elon Musk is announcing a new venture called Neuralink, which will be focused on linking brains to computers. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company plans to develop brain implants that can treat neural disorders and then if all goes as planned, will eventually help human beings merge with software and then put humans at par with with future intelligent computers. These enhancements could improve memory or allow for more direct interfacing with computing devices.
On Twitter, Musk responded to inquiring fans about his progress on the project and also said it may be announced in a few months time. For now the company is still in the earliest stages of existence and has no public presence yet.
@BelovedRevol Making progress. Maybe something to announce in a few months. Have played all prior Deus Ex. Not this one yet.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 28, 2016
Musk has long worried about the threat artificial intelligence might pose to the human race, could merging the human brain with AI be the best possible way such threats will be solved if they arise? Also, since humans will be linked to AI, lets hope we are not controlled by AI instead of it being controlled by humans.
Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, engineer, inventor and investor. He is the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors; chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2; and co-founder of PayPal. As of March 2016, he has an estimated net worth of US$13.5 billion, making him the 75th wealthiest person in the US.