ELON Musk wants to hook your brain up to the internet to create a race of super intelligent humans.
The billionaire’s latest harebrained scheme will see computer chips wired into our minds to merge us with artificial intelligence.
The project – known as Neuralink – is going to “save the human race” by helping us outwit super-intelligent machines of the future when they try to take over Earth, according to Musk.
“The long-term aspiration with neural networks would be to achieve a symbiosis with artificial intelligence,” he said in an interview last year.
“If we have billions of people with the high-bandwidth link to the A.I. extension of themselves, it would actually make everyone hyper smart.”
Musk founded Neuralink in July 2016 but details on the eccentric scheme are scarce.
On its website, the company boasts it is developing “ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers”.
Musk says Neuralink will first focus on medical applications, taking on the effects of brain diseases like epilepsy.
After this, the sci-fi firm will upgrade its brain chips to develop a “symbiotic relationship” between AI and humanity.
In future, hyper intelligent robots will dominate our lives, and Musk argues we’ll need think like machines to avoid being destroyed by them.
Our super smart robots will eventually become so advanced that they attempt to overthrow their makers.
Without a computer chipped brain, we’ll be restricted – if we survive at all – to a few “protected zones”, like chimpanzees or gorillas today.
Neuralink is still in its early stages, and is currently hiring for a number of positions on its bare bones website.
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But Musk recently teased that we can expect some news from the firm in early 2019.
During an interview in September, he said: “I think we’ll have something interesting to announce in a few months … that’s better than anyone thinks is possible.”
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