Archive for the ‘Artificial Intelligence’ Category

“[A startup of] Elon Musk…aims to merge computers with brains so humans could one day engage in `consensual telepathy.'” (Updated)

April 21, 2017

https://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2017/04/21/the-morning-download-autonomous-vehicle-sensors-falling-in-price/

Update (20170421)

A very long, cleverly written explanation of the rationale behind this startup:

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future

“[Facebook’s] Building 8 [is] hiring engineers for a two-year project `focused on developing advanced (brain-computer interface) technologies.’”

April 20, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-aims-to-connect-directly-to-your-brain-1492642672

“The number of connections in our brain is 100,000,000,000,000…”

April 7, 2017

http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2017/04/07/the-morning-download-facebook-pursues-adversarial-approach-to-ai/

“[Between] 1990 and 2007, each industrial robot added per thousand workers reduced employment in America by nearly six workers.”

April 4, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/business-and-finance/21719761-probably-not-humans-have-lot-learn-equine-experience-will-robots

“Elon Musk [argues] that humans must embrace brain implants in order to stay relevant as artificial intelligence advances.” (Updated)

April 1, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/world-week/21719837-business-week

According to the article Musk just launched a company to link computers to the human brain.

Update (20170404)

From the same edition of The Economist, a more extensive article on the topic:

The case for neural lace – – Elon Musk enters the world of brain-computer interfaces – –  Do human beings need to embrace brain implants to stay relevant?