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Elon Musk launches company to link human brains with computers

It’s believed it will develop technology that could implant tiny electrodes into the brain to merge human and AI.

FILE: South African-born American entrepreneur Elon Musk. Picture: Newscientist.com

NEW YORK - Elon Musk already runs several ambitious space and travel projects, and now he has set himself another major task, getting inside people’s heads.

The South African-born head of Tesla and SpaceX, has founded a new company that seeks to link human brains with computers without a physical connection.

Details about Musk’s new company called Neuralink haven’t been made public yet, but the Wall Street Journal reports the company has been registered as a medical research firm.

It’s believed it will develop technology that could implant tiny electrodes into the brain to merge human and artificial intelligence and so enhance memory and cognitive powers.

Musk tweeted a more detailed story about Neuralink that would be coming soon - admitting that it was difficult to find the time for a new project but quote “the existential risk is too high not to.”

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