"It's not going to be suddenly Neuralink will have this neural lace and start taking over people's brains", Musk said. Once the startup gets approval, the scientists plan to conduct human trials by the second quarter of next year.
Per the Verge, Neuralink said that the threads are extremely thin (4 to 6 μm, smaller in diameter than a human hair).
Neuralink, based in San Francisco, showed the reporter it can record a rat's brain activity via thousands of tiny electrodes surgically implanted alongside the animal's neurons and synapses. Neuralink has performed the procedure on at least 19 animals and successfully placed the electrodes or "threads" a reported 87 percent of the time.
A staunch critic of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Musk said that long-term goal is to find a way to "achieve a sort of symbiosis with AI but that is not a mandatory thing".
A livestreamed presentation on Tuesday evening USA time revealed that the company's tech involves incredibly fine "threads", covered in electrodes, inserted into the brain by a robot surgeon and implanted next to neurons and synapses.
The Elon Musk company is now also set to reveal its progress in developing the technology to connect computers to human brings on 16th of July at an event in San Francisco that would also be going to be live-streamed.
Musk immediately tweeted, saying there was no cofounder at Neuralinks with the name of Hanson.
He explained that the system could be used to treat brain disorders, like Parkinson's or Alzheimer's Disease, and ultimately could "preserve and enhance" brain function.
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The Neuralink team says it has achieved a major breakthrough with the system without causing damage to the brain.
But. why? On stage Musk talked more about merging with a future artificial intelligence.
According to Bloomberg, Neuralink will also have to demonstrate not only that the implants function but that it can do "something safe and useful with them by providing therapies-something many scientists see as an open question".
Musk has been active in trying to help solve the engineering challenges that Neuralink faces, according to Shivon Zilis, project director at Neuralink.
Neuralink has said it is doing those experiments but isn't ready to make the data public. Max Hodak, president of Neuralink, additionally came on stage and admitted that he wasn't sure "this technology was a good idea", however that Elon Musk convinced him it could be possible. Patients who suffer from severe paralysis are likely to be the first human subjects to receive brain implants.
"Even in a benign AI scenario, we will be left behind", he said.
While some have lauded Musk's attempts to create the next-generation of brain-computer connection, experts say the hype surrounding the complex system may not be justified just yet.