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Connecting our brains with AI - the story behind Neurolink

How far are we from connecting our brains with AI technologies?
Medical technology has grown tremendously during the past couple of decades. Having an innovative business sense, Elon Musk has been quietly progressing in this field since 2015 with the development of his company Neurolink and its products, the implantable brain-machine interfaces. Sounds a bit scary at first, but in this video we get a detailed explanation of what it is.
Have you ever thought of the possibility of directly plugging your brain into the internet? Musk believes that Artificial Intelligence is overlooked by some people and he fears that certain aspects of it will evolve out of control by humanity. As a response to such a threat, Musk founded Open Ai in 2015 as a nonprofit organization that is researching Artificial Intelligence and in 2016 he founded Neurolink.
The main aim of the company is to create devices with the size of a small coin that will be implanted into the human brain and will help it absorb information much faster than the usual 3-5 words per second which are very lame from a computer point of of view. The human bandwidth as colorfully described by Musk has much greater potential and with a little help might achieve more. And here is how it is functioning: the Neurolink products are examining the brain connections of the neurons and sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithms are following what you are thinking right now. The team is researching how they could turn the process the other way around and let the information come from outside your brain.
Today the company is interpreting brain activity in a pig and a monkey. The monkey plays a video game with a joystick and they are studying how this activity is actually happening and are broadcasting it in real-time. What are the benefits of such products: even though they are very controversial, there is also a hope that they could help save the lives of people suffering from various conditions such as different paralysis and tumors.