Entrepreneur Elon Musk officially declares his new company Neuralink, which is concentrated to improve the capabilities of the brain through technological augmentation. This declaration was covered by Wall Street Journal on 27th march 2017. Musk was working on the brain-computer interface to ensure that human can develop with the same rate as of artificial intelligence.
Last year at the code conference Musk came up with the concept of “neural lace”. The concept included to connect human brain surgically and make user interaction possible through a computer. This would be without the bandwidth challenges with input methods like mice, trackpads, and keyboard.
“If executed, neural laces could impact neurodegenerative disease detection and cellular biology."Somebody's gotta do it," he said. "If somebody doesn't do it, then I think I should do it.",said Musk, the CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX.
Firstly Neuralink is not going to focus on upgrading human brainpower instead it will traverse how brain interference takes place and how it will relieve the symptoms of chronic and dangerous medical condition.
According to the report, these could include severe depressive disorder and epilepsy. This attempt could use electrodes helpful to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s and clearing this lower hurdle for any company would result in the long-term goal of human augmentation. Musk has a vision, he sees AI as an extremely difficult task that could affect the whole humanity and by pursuing it he wants to create a potential solution to it.