Elon Musk says Neuralink’s chip will let you stream music directly into your brain

Elon Musk’s Neuralink is working on a chip that will help establish a direct connection between a machine and chip planted inside the brain. 
| Updated on Jul 22 2020, 01:34 PM IST
Elon Musk's Neuralink chip 'will allow users to stream music directly into their brains'
Elon Musk's Neuralink chip 'will allow users to stream music directly into their brains' (pixabay)

Elon Musk’s AI firm Neuralink is developing a brain-computer interface that will allow one to stream music directly to their brain.

Responding to a computer scientist Austin Howard on Twitter, Musk confirmed that the Neuralink technology will enable users to listen to music directly from their chips.

Musk’s comment comes shortly after he invited people with expertise in mobile devices and wearables to join Neuralink.

“If you’ve solved hard problems with phones/ wearables (sealing, signal processing, inductive charging, power management, etc.), please consider working at [Neuralink],” he tweeted.

He also stressed the need for solving high-volume, high-reliability, and low-cost production problems. According to Musk, the technology could solve a lot of brain/spine injuries and is ultimately essential for AI symbiosis.

Neuralink had showcased a brain-on-chip last year. Aimed at users suffering from paralysis and brain disorders, the chip contains tiny threads that help perform certain tasks. 

The company claimed that these threads are long-lasting and could potentially replace the current generation of unwieldy brain-machine interfaces. The company had planned to conduct human trials this year.

The chip can be controlled through an application on the iPhone. Called N1 sensor, it can be paired with a USB port. The setup includes as many as 96 threads with each thread being smaller than the human hair.

That said, Musk and Neuralink are going to announce an update on the brain-computer interface technology next month.

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First Published Date: 22 Jul, 09:06 AM IST
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