Following the launch last year of the first brain interface product, Musk’s brain-machine interface research company, Neuralink, has a new development. Musk recently revealed on Twitter that Neuralink is working on a product that allows users to “listen to music directly from a chip.”
Does it mean that people no longer need wearable devices like headphones through the brain-machine interface to deliver music directly to the brain?
At this time, we don’t know for the time being how Neuralink’s brain-machine interface will bypass the ear, cochlear nerves, and deliver music to the brain.
Musk’s goal, however, seems to be more than that. Asked if Neuralink’s devices could “simulate the release of oxytocin, serotonin and other chemicals when needed,” Musk responded with a “yes.”
Neuralink “can help control hormone levels and use them to empower us, reduce anxiety, and so on,” he said.
In addition, Musk revealed more details on Twitter.
Twitter user @Pranay Pathole asked: “Can Neuralink retrain parts of the brain that are associated with addiction or depression?” “
The question was answered with a positive answer from Musk: “Of course, it’s both great and scary. Everything we feel and think of is an electrical signal. The early universe was just filled with the hot soup of quarks and light sons, and how did it begin to think of itself as perceptive? “
In the short term, Neuralink will be used to treat brain diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, with the long-term goal of putting humans in competition with AI. An earlier version of the system has been tested on animals and is expected to be tested in humans this year.
The process of installing a chip is similar to Lasik laser eye surgery, part of which requires a neurosurgery robot that connects a flexible “line” to a brain that is already plugged into a tiny implantable computer chip.
Neuralink and it played with the pattern.
Neuralink is a neurotech company founded by Musk and eight other co-founders, responsible for developing implantable brain-machine interface technology.
Neuralink has a strong research and development team, and its co-founders include a number of prominent scholars in the field of neuroscience, including Vanessa Tolosa, an engineer and flexible electrode specialist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Philip Sabes, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and Timothy Gardner, a professor at Boston University, who holds two Doctorates in Harvard Medical School, MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Benjamin Rapoport. Professor Philip Sabes’ main research is on how the brain controls movement, and Professor Timothy Gardner has implanted microelectrodes in birds to study bird chirping.
As a brain-computer interface research company, Musk hopes to be able to implant brain interface chips as safely and painlessly as minimally invasive eye surgery. Two years after its inception, Neuralink released its first product, which, as shown in the image below, looks like a “sewing machine”.
The product first uses a laser to drill holes in the skull, then implants a 1/4 thin line of human hair and avoids the brain in the brain, minimizing damage.
The fine lines developed by Neuralink are less likely to cause damage to the brain and provide the possibility for the transfer of large amounts of data. But this line is difficult to implant because it is very flexible. To solve this problem, Neuralink developed a “neurosurgery robot that automatically embeds 6 wires (192 electrodes) per minute.”
Neuralink’s robot for interpolation.
In addition, Neuralink has developed a custom chip that better reads, cleans and amplifies brain signals.
A chip used to amplify the signal and transmit it to the computer.
The chip is much smaller than a human finger and is ideal for implanting it. “The brain wave information collected from the line is wirelessly transmitted to a receiver outside the human body via a chip, just like Bluetooth on a mobile phone,” Musk said.
What surprises will Iron Man Musk bring this time, with a blockbuster update to Neuralink in the upcoming August?
Musk: In five to ten years, people will be symbiotic with AI.
Musk has said that artificial intelligence will be intellectually superior to humans, and that the only way humans can beat it is to have the same level of intelligence. “I want people to have some symbiosis with AI, and to some extent, human language will be eliminated.”
In his vision, this would happen within five to ten years. By then, humans will be able to communicate quickly and accurately with each other without having to speak.
“Today, the use of brain interfaces is as unthinkable as smartphones were decades ago.” But it may not be a nightmare. In a report published last year by the Royal Society, researchers demonstrated in detail how brain-machine interface devices create “telepathy” between people.
So Musk also tweeted about recruiting for his “human evolutionary dream”: “If you’ve solved mobile phone or wearable challenges, including sealing, signal processing, inductive charging, power management, etc., consider working at Neuralink!” “
Change the world with Iron Man Musk, would you like to try it?