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We live in an era of technologies like robots and artificial intelligence. Scientists and tech institutions are developing unique technologies day by day, and businessmen are showing their interest in these experiments. But one businessman named Elon Musk has invested a lot of capital in tech industries. The 49-year-old businessman is popular for Tesla Motors, SpaceX and PayPal. Recently, Elon Musk became the third-richest person in the world by beating Mark Zuckerberg, after Tesla's stock split.

Elon Musk financed $100 million in a start-up named NeuraLink in 2016, which will create a digital connection between the human brain and a computer. It is like a chip in the human skull with fragile wires.

NeuraLink intends for a wireless mind-computer interface that contains thousands of electrodes in the brain to cure neurological disorders like dementia, Alzheimer's, and spinal cord damages as well. And ultimately to associate humanity with Artificial Intelligence (AI).
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Recently, inventor Elon Musk has planted a chip in the mind of a pig named Gertrude, to test the cures for dementia or paralysis. He demonstrated the experiment, its results and his plans in a webcast on 28 August 2020. Elon also dubbed Gertrude as Cypork, which is a connection to ‘Cyborg’, a mutant made of human and machine character brought up by DC comics in the 80s. Elon Musk clarifies that the crucial intention for the computer-chip implant is to acquire human understanding with artificial intelligence. Like a pig, Gertrude ate food and wandered during the Musk's demonstration, but her mind movements appeared on a computer pursuing her mind neurons.

The computer-chip was equipped through a tiny gap in the skull behind the ear. Musk also said that the computer-chip is like a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires. Elon Musk referred at Gertrude and explained that link can detect the indications of mind attached to muscle actions and it will ultimately be able to cure the disorders. The Surgeries of these disorders will be bloodless because detectors navigating a robotic trimming tool will resist striking any blood vessels of the body. Elon Musk also claims that these chips will be able to understand things like memory loss, hearing loss and blindness.

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Elon Musk claims that this operation of NeuraLink has been already examined on a monkey that was proficient to control a computer with its brain. He also insists that in the coming years, humans will be eligible to save and replay their memories and can download them into a new body. Elon Musk often confronts a lot of criticism over his out of the box thinking.

Elon Musk's company, the NeuraLink has moreover assigned to US officials to begin the human trials of its device. He believes that human brain neurons are like wiring and we require an electronic gadget to figure out an electronic difficulty. His firms, the Tesla and SpaceX have caught the attention of the entire world with his experiments to run electric vehicles and advanced spaceflights respectively. He modified Tesla into the world’s most famous electronic car firm. Moreover, his private SpaceX rocket newly carried astronauts to the International Space Station. But these accomplishments also indicated his habit of giving extremely bold statements about plans that end up taking much extended time to finalize due to the complex process.

All these high-tech types of equipment and super-clever AI is always uncertain to obtain human emotions like joy and anger. Moreover, the human brain is relatively complicated stuff to experiment and control. People also assume how AI might become a blessing or a threat to the entire humanity.



(Source- BBC/