Elon Musk has launched a company dedicated to linking human brains with computers, The Wall Street Journal’s Rolfe Winkler reported on Monday.
Long Neuralink piece coming out on @waitbutwhy in about a week. Difficult to dedicate the time, but existential risk is too high not to.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 28, 2017
This product could allow humans to achieve higher levels of cognitive function.
Neuralink was registered as a medical-research company in California in July.
Neural lace involves implanting electrodes in the brain so people could upload or download their thoughts to or from a computer, according to the report.
Musk first described the potential product at Vox Media’s Code Conference in 2016, saying it would allow humans to achieve symbiosis with machines.
Musk also plans to launch the Boring Company, a venture dedicated to building an underground network of tunnels to reduce traffic.