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Brain with interface

Elon Musk is due to demonstrate a working brain-to-machine interface as part of his ambitious plans to give people superhuman powers.His brain-hacking company, Neuralink, applied to start human trials last year. But Friday’s demonstration involved a robot and “neurons firing in real time”, a series of tweets reveals. The interface could allow people with neurological conditions to control phones or computers with their mind.But the long-term ambition is to usher in an age of what Mr Musk calls “superhuman cognition”. People need to merge with artificial intelligence, he says, in part to avoid a scenario where AI becomes so powerful it destroys the human race.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: September 1st, 2020

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53921596

Discussion

  1. What are some of the technology issues, do you think. that need to be overcome when connecting a human brain to a machine?
  2. What are some of the technology-ethics issues with a brain-to-machine interface?

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