PALO ALTO (AP) — Tech billionaire Elon Musk is announcing a new venture called Neuralink focused on linking brains to computers.
The company plans to develop brain implants that can treat neural disorders and may one day be powerful enough to put humanity on a more even footing with future superintelligent computers, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing unnamed sources.READ MORE: Pandemic-Inspired Art Greets Visitors to Newly-Reopened San Francisco Museums
Musk has long worried about the threat artificial intelligence might pose to the human race. In a tweet Tuesday, he gave few details beyond confirming Neuralink’s name and tersely noting the “existential risk” in not pursuing this work.READ MORE: East Bay Entrepreneurs Eager for Red Tier Easing to Boost Business
Musk founded the space exploration company SpaceX and co-founded the electric car company Tesla, among other ventures. He is also one of the sponsors of Open A.I., a nonprofit artificial intelligence research company.MORE NEWS: UC Researchers Find North Coast Kelp Forest Nearly Wiped Out
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