According to The Wall Street Journal, Musk has played an active role in launching the new a company called Neuralink, which seeks to create devices that can be implanted in the human brain.
The neuroscience startup is still in its infancy but aims to create cranial computers for treating diseases and, eventually, help humans merge with software, enabling mortals to keep pace with advancements in artificial intelligence.
Musk is on record as saying that AI poses a great threat to humanity.
The billionaire inventor recently told Vanity Fair that he believes the technology for “a meaningful partial-brain interface” is only “roughly four or five years away.”
The company plans to present a working prototype which will likely be a brain implant to help treat diseases like epilepsy, Parkinson’s or depression. FULL STORY