Neuralink event as it happened: Elon Musk unveils technology connecting human brain to computers | The Independent

It is only the second public event of the neurotechnology startup since it was founded in 2016 and the ultimate aim is to merge humans with artificial intelligence.

“It’s kind of like a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires,” he said.

“I could have a Neuralink right now and you wouldn’t even know. Maybe I do.”

Neuralink’s full live stream can be viewed below.

All the big announcements can also be viewed in our live blog.

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“Thanks for tuning in, and please consider working at Neuralink,” Musk says.

That’s all from us too – thanks for joining us!

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Finally, a question about availability.

“At first it’s going to be quite expensive but that will rapidly drop,” Musk says. 

“I think we want to get the price down to a few thousand dollars.”

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What is the security of the device like? 

“Privacy and security are top priorities of Neuralink,” the firm’s head of chip design says.

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“In the future you’ll be able to save and replay memories,” Musk says. “This is increasingly sounding like a Black Mirror episode.

“Ultimately you could download them into a new body or a robot body.”

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We’re onto the Q&A section now. One of the first things Musk confirms is that Neuralink could be used to summon a Tesla “telepathically”.

He also says, “just by thinking you can output words… You can control a computer.”

anthony.cuthbertson29 August 2020 00:25

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The full story can be found here:

anthony.cuthbertson29 August 2020 00:21

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Oh this is what the pigs were about in the intro video.

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“Does it actually work?” he asks

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“It’s kind of like a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires,” Musk says. “I could have a Neuralink right now and you wouldn’t even know. Maybe I do.”

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The device is “about the size of a coin” and can replace a piece of the skull.

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