Elon Musk‘s gave a presentation on brain-computer interface company Neuralink, which revealed its plans to begin human trials of its neuron-reading technology next year.This presentation was held at the California Institute of Sciences. But what is it good for?
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To augment humans with AI
the company has big plans (and who knows, maybe even upload our consciousness into a digital ether), but one of the first applications it has taken out is a way to let people control their iPhones with their mind.
Development of tiny processors that will connect to your brain via tiny threads significantly thinner than a human hair (about 4 to 6 μm in width) is currently going on.
How it will work?
On the surface of a human skull, the sensors will fit and then relay information to a wearable computer that sits behind your external ear (shown at the top of this article), called The Link. User can easily connect to their iPhone via an app with that.
With a little training, explained Neuralink president Max Hodak, you’ll be able to control your phone’s cursor and keyboard; the app will essentially receive input from your mind (via The Link) just as it does with any third-party keyboard. Whereas, this could be great for people with physical disabilities.
It's not revealed yet, that how long we’ll have to wait for this digital telekinesis to become a reality; Neuralink explained that it’s a long while away from offering commercial products and services. The company will
drastically change how people interact with gadgets and AI if the company can pull off everything it’s talking about at presentation.