Elon Musk suggests his brain machine interface company Neuralink could solve the AI control problem by offering us symbiosis with artificial intelligence. Elon has stated that an advanced AI or a digital superintelligence is the biggest existential threat to humanity. An Artificial Superintelligence or ASI could go rogue and take control over the entire planet.
Elon Musk said ultimately we can achieve a symbiosis with artificial intelligence. This is not a mandatory thing, this is something you can choose to have if you want. This is going to be really important at a civilization-level scale. Even in a benign AI scenario, we will be left behind. With a high-bandwidth brain machine interface we can go along for the ride and have the option of merging with AI.
Most scientists believe that AI research will at some point lead to the creation of machines that are as intelligent, or more intelligent, than human beings in every domain of interest.
Nick Bostrom has also argued that AGI could be a dangerous threat to humanity, as it may result in an unrecognized being.
Elon Musk’s Neuralink may be the only hope for humanity to avoid the extinction scenario from advanced AI.
As technology continues to improve, future iteration of Neuralink’s BMI may be able to offer us symbiosis with AI. Thus avoiding a possible digital apocalypse. However, even if one day we can merge with AI, it is by no means a silver bullet to threat of a malevolent AI going rouge and taking control over the planet. It may also be possible for an AI to come to view its human counterpart a threat and possibly consider enslavement. Or even a preemptive attack.
Neuralink’s brain implant could be used to allow humans to connect directly with artificial intelligences, a system that, if successful, could be used to help solve some of our current problems and even improve human health. If neuralink proves to work, it will be the first true neural interface, an implant that would be inserted into the human brain, allowing a person’s brain activity to directly interface with an artificially intelligent system. But as the technology is still in its infancy, we are unsure of what will happen once we finally get set up to keep communicating with AI.
The Final question is…Would you want to merge with AI if or when the possibility arrives?
Elon Musk has warned that AI and in particular a digital superintelligent AI might render humanity extinct. We should therefore proceed very carefully in the development of AI systems. One of the solutions for the AI control problem proposed by Elon Musk, is the integration of AI with the human brain through a brain-computer interface. That is one of the reasons why he founded Neuralink, a company focused on the development of implantable brain–machine interfaces. This technology involves a module placed outside the head that wirelessly receives information from thin flexible electrode threads embedded in the brain. The threads will be embedded by a robotic apparatus, with the intention to avoid damaging blood vessels. He has claimed that in principle Nauralink’s BMI will be able to fix anything that’s wrong with the brain. Musk also hopes future iteration of the Neuralink device will offer symbiosis with artificial intelligence. That way we could merge with machines and hopefully avoid a possible digital apocalypse.
Neuralink’s BMI technology might be able to overcome the biological limits of our minds and could even expand our intelligence. The symbiosis between AI and humans, may greatly benefit our species. It may also help humanity to expand out into space. In spite of these possibilities. Musk said that he sees the creation of digital superintelligences as a great risk to the existence of humanity, but he also thinks that we must nevertheless pursue its development.
This is the first part of a 3 part series about the potential of Elon Musk’s Neuralink which may offer us symbiosis with AI.
Depending on which study you read, in the next few decades, humanity will reach the singularity. The point at which computers will match or exceed human intelligence. If you think about it, all humanity has ever achieved has been because of 3 factors: how much information we can take in, how much information we can process, and how much information we can put out. Every problem we haven’t solved yet – curing cancer, going to mars, all comes back to how fast, or how slow, we can interact or interface with the world around us The real bottleneck are the first and last factors Compare that to artificial intelligence – when it reaches its singularity point, it will be able to think like us and process info like us, except it won’t have the bottleneck of physical bodies. Humanity’s “interface” with the world, our senses and physical bodies have very “low bandwidth” as Elon Musk likes to call it In 2017, Elon Musk launched a secretive startup called Neuralink. Neuralink’s long term goal is to free humanity from this bottleneck by bypassing our archaic limbs altogether, and augment that connection between our brains and the outside world with a computer chip that connects the two together. AKA cyborgs with what’s called Brain-Machine Interface devices or BMI’s It would be as non-invasive as something like LASIK surgery Once you have the BMI installed, it would connect wirelessly to an outside wearable so you don’t have wires sticking out of your head and to a smartphone app With something like this, as the technology progresses, Neuralink offer us, not just a way out, but a way in to ride the wave of real Ai, instead of being crushed by Skynet A lot of people talk about how revolutionary Ai is, blockchain, even me with quantum computing But if you think about it – all those innovations operate outside of humans, it’s just another tool we interact with But brain-machine interfaces? We’re talking about the first invention to truly evolve humans as a species And who knows, maybe they’ll look back and call this era the cyborg revolution.
Elon Musk’s newer company “Neuralink” just demoed the brain device they’ve been working on the past 2 years during a live stream event. I’ve been waiting a long time to get a glimpse of the hardware, software, and intentions they have as they build this technology and the event was satisfying, thought provoking, and humbling. I’m going to review my impressions of the event, explain how the device works in technical detail, then make a few predictions of what it’s going to be used for in the future. It’s an exciting time to be alive, and although there are dangers involved, I have faith that we can learn from our mistakes and avoid having this tool be used for exploitation like social networks have been used for.
Elon Musk speaks about Neuralink, a company he founded in 2017 to develop a data transmission system between people and computers. “This is going to sound pretty weird, but ultimately, we will achieve symbiosis with artificial intelligence,” Musk said at a news conference in San Francisco.