Tesla may be working on computers that can be implanted into the BRAIN: Elon Musk to reveal plans ‘next month
Tesla :In the hope of creating a ‘human-AI’ cyborgs, Elon Musk has revealed that Tesla may be working on computers that can be implanted into people’s brains.
The astonishing revelation came in response to a tweet, asking Musk if he was working on ‘neural lace’ – a way of installing computers into the human brain.
It is not known what the brain chip could be used for, but Musk has previously said that it will be the ‘thing that really matters for humanity to achieve symbiosis with machines.’
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Elon Musk hinted that Tesla may be working on computers that can be implanted into the brain (stock image), although he has not expanded on what the chips could be used for
Revol Devoleb, a self-proclaimed technology enthusiast from Finland, tweeted to Musk last week, asking: ‘What about neural lace? Announcement soon?’
Musk remained elusive in response, saying: ‘Maybe next month.’
This isn’t the first time that Musk has hinted that Tesla may be working on artificial intelligence.
In a recent interview with Y Combinator, Musk explained that the ‘best outcome’ between humankind and machines would be a collective lifestyle where ‘we are the AI.’
Such a scenario would stamp out the possibility of an ‘evil dictator AI,’ Musk said, allowing anyone who wants to take part to become an ‘AI-human symbiote.’
Musk likened the situation to the cooperation of the limbic system and the cortex in the human brain.
Revol Devoleb tweeted to Musk last week, asking: ‘What about neural lace? Announcement soon?’ Musk remained elusive in response, saying: ‘Maybe next month’
In the interview, he explained that these two systems – the primitive brain that controls your instincts, and the ‘thinking part,’ respectively – work well together, and it would extremely unusual to find someone who wished to get rid of one of them.
Building off of this, he told Y Combinator, ‘I think if we can effectively merge with AI, like improving the neural link between the cortex and your digital extension of yourself, which already exists but just has a bandwidth issue, then effectively, you become an AI-human symbiote.’
This would also solve the ‘control problem,’ he went on to explain, as it could become so widespread that ‘anyone who wants it can have it.’
‘We don’t have to worry about some evil dictator AI,’ Musk told Y Combinator, ‘because we are the AI collectively.
‘That seems like the best outcome I can think of.’
In November, Elon Musk predicted that the rise of machines in the workplace could soon mean job displacement and a ‘universal basic income’ for humans.
The billionaire explained that our options may be limited in the future as automation becomes the norm, and this could even leave people with more time to enjoy their lives.
Musk said humans will eventually need to achieve symbiosis with ‘digital super-intelligence’ in order to cope with the advancing world – but, he warns doing this might be the toughest challenge of all.
In an interview with CNBC, the CEO of Tesla, SolarCity, and SpaceX said certain jobs, like truck driving, may soon be lost to automated technologies.
And with machines taking over the workforce, human income would shift as well, potentially necessitating universal payments from the government.
‘There is a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation,’ Musk told CNBC.
‘I’m not sure what else one would do with this.
‘I think that’s what would happen.’
Musk went on to explain that some people may have plans to do more ‘complex’ and ‘more interesting’ things with these capabilities in the future.
This will open the door for more leisure time, he said.
Machines equipped with artificial intelligence are ever creeping into the workforce, and for humans, this could soon mean job displacement and a ‘universal basic income,’ according to Elon Musk (pictured)
‘And then we have to figure out how we integrate with a world in the future with advanced AI,’ Musk told CNBC, noting that this will likely be the ‘toughest’ part.
‘Ultimately,’ he said, ‘it would need to be some kind of improved symbiosis with digital super-intelligence.’
The Tesla CEO pointed to the example of the potential future capabilities of semi-trailer trucks.
One day, these trucks may not require drivers, and could instead operate autonomously while a human oversees an entire fleet.
When a problem arises, the fleet operator could take over remotely.
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