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Elon Musk wants to enhance us as superhuman cyborgs

21-Apr-2017

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Neuralink would allow for radically improved communication between people.

Digital tertiary layer to augment the brain’s current cortex and limbic layers.

At the least it should lead to some exciting neuroscience breakthroughs.

Musk is concerned that either a small group of people monopolize AI power, or the AI goes rogue.

It’s not clear how we could be assured our brains aren’t hacked, spied on, and controlled by a repressive government or by other humans.

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Dongjin (DJ) Seo

Founding Member and VP of Implant at Neuralink.

Elon Musk

Technology entrepreneur, investor, and engineer

Neuralink

Company developing high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and machines.

Paul Merolla

Research scientist at IBM.