Elon Musk's new co could allow uploading, downloading thoughts

The sources claim that Musk was an active part of setting up Neuralink, and that he possibly has a "significant leadership role.' His involvement in a company of this sort isn't surprising considering past statements he has made about artificial intelligence and human relevance in humanity's future". This Monday, the 45-year-old inventor announced his new company Neuralink Corp.

Elon Musk is making some big moves towards getting your mind inside of a machine, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that Musk has launched a new company called Neuralink, which is pushing the boundaries on something Musk teases as "neural lace technology".

Musk's interest in a computer-brain interface hasn't come from nowhere.

According to The Verge, Musk has hinted several times at creating such a venture. "Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence", Musk recently said while speaking to a crowd in Dubai.

The "neural lace" Musk has talked about is typically described as an implant or an appendage that would be attached to the brain, that would provide a way for brains to interact with devices, or otherwise augment human intelligence.

He added that "it's mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output".

In the more near term, neural lace technology could be used to treat brain diseases like epilepsy or Parkinson's.

Neither Hodak nor Musk were immediately available for comment.

  • Carolyn Briggs