Elon Musk thinks that human should work with machines for fighting the unavoidable attack of Artificial Intelligence.
According to Axios, Tesla and SpaceX CEO claimed that his new firm Neuralink will make the technology needed to do this ‘probably’ within the coming decade. Neuralink has formerly teased an invention that would efficiently link up human brains with computers utilizing a small embedded chip.
Musk said to Axios that the tech would comprise of an ‘electrode to neutron interface at a micro level.’ More precisely, it would be ‘a chip and a bunch of tiny wires’ which would be embedded surgically into the human brain.
“The long-term aspiration with Neuralink would be to achieve a symbiosis with artificial intelligence and to achieve a sort of democratization of intelligence, such that it is not monopolistically held in a purely digital form by governments and large corporations,” he claimed in a statement with Axios.
“I believe this can be done…It’s probably on the order of a decade.”
Musk thinks that humans need to discover the cyborg-like technology because artificial intelligence keeps on advancing and getting deployed into the devices that people use.
“Essentially, how do we ensure that the future constitutes the sum of the will of humanity?” Musk told Axios.
“If we have millions of people with a high bandwidth link to the AI extension of themselves it would make everyone hyper smart.”
He compared AI with ‘digital intelligence’ that may get out of control if it is not monitored.
“As the algorithms and the hardware improve, that digital intelligence will exceed biological intelligence by a substantial margin,” Musk claimed.
“…We’re like children in a playground…We’re not paying attention.”
Finally, the growth of embedded chips can be what is standing in the way of human race getting extinct, Musk claimed.
“…When a species of primate, homo sapiens, became much smarter than other primates, it pushed all the other ones into a very small habitat,” he further said.
“So there are very few mountain gorillas and orangutans and chimpanzees – monkeys in general. Even the jungles that they’re in are narrowly defined so they were sort of like big cages. So, you know, that’s one possible outcome for us,” Musk claimed.
Musk has been AI’s criticizer for long, threatening that if it goes into the illegal hands or gets too intelligent, it could cause mayhem across the globe. He released Neuralink based in San Francisco in 2016 to make embedded brain-computer interfaces that could download and upload thoughts.
Further, Musk has also proposed new uses for tech in other areas like medicine. For instance, decreasing spinal cord injuries or memory loss by embedding electrodes into the brain’s motor cortex, Musk claimed.
He said that this would “bypass the severed section of the spine and have effectively local microcontrollers near the muscle groups.”
“It could restore full limb functionality,” Musk stated to Axios.