What is the purpose of Neuralink Technology?
As time goes by, we come across new and groundbreaking technologies that use Artificial Intelligence to make our computer usage easier. This sudden rise in AI use has sparked concerns among humans that it would make us obsolete. As a result of this increased insecurity, people have started to ask what can be done to ensure our future survival in the face of robots and artificial intelligence. The alternative was to combine all intelligences and create a symbiosis between humans and AI. We may use “Neural Lace” technologies as well as Brain-Machine Interface to accomplish this (BMI). The article will explore how to achieve symbiosis with AI using a Brain-Machine Interface, Artificial Intelligence, and Neural Networks, as well as the business that is making all of this possible, Neuralink, an Elon Musk startup with a mission to cure insecurity among us. The article will explore how to achieve symbiosis with AI using a Brain-Machine Interface, Artificial Intelligence, and Neural Networks, as well as the business that is making all of this possible, Neuralink, an Elon Musk startup with a mission to cure insecurity among us.
Warren McCulloch, a neurologist, and Walter Pitts, a young mathematician, published a paper in 1943 about how neurons function, modelling a basic neural network with electrical circuits. In 1957, John von Neumann proposed using telegraph relays and vacuum tubes to create basic neuron functions. Recently, research into neural networks has accelerated, and it is now being used to treat people with mental illnesses. Neuralink has pushed the boundaries of existing neural network research, not only curing patients but also connecting them to digital devices and assisting them in using them without the use of any of their body parts.
Elon Musk said at the Neuralink’s launch event that the company’s goal is to “understand and treat brain disorders,” as well as “preserve and enhance our brain” and “build a well-aligned future.” Figure 1: The Neuralink Logo |Source: Wikipedia In an interview, Elon Musk also discussed how the company plans to recreate “the Neural Lace,” a fictional method of moving brain material to a computer and vice versa.
Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) (BMI)
The Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) or Brain to Machine Interface (B2M) is an interface that allows us to communicate to any machine that can read the inputs from our brain. We need a lot of bandwidth for this, but we only have a lot of bandwidth because we only use two of our thumbs to feed into the machine or the smartphone. We can’t get the same bandwidth by using images, videos, or audios as we can by transmitting directly from the brain to the computer.
People with a wide variety of clinical conditions, such as dis-functional sensory and motor functions, may benefit from Brain-Machine Interfaces. Since they had a small number of channels to transmit signals, BMI wasn’t very common with clinical disorders, but Neuralink has taken the first step toward developing a versatile high-bandwidth channel to transfer signals using arrays of threads and electrodes.
Network of Natural Neural Systems
It’s fascinating to learn about how our brain functions. Neurons serve as a mode of transportation for our thoughts and actions.
Neurons are responsible for processing everything we experience, see, smell, touch, taste, and think. In a human brain, there are an estimated 100 billion neurons that regulate how the brain works.
Dendrites, cell bodies (known as Soma), which include the nucleus, and axons make up neurons. Synapsis, which includes Neurotransmitters, connects the Axon of one neuron to the Dendrite of another neuron. The Action Potential, an electrostatic impulse, stimulates the neurotransmitters. A chain reaction is started when the right kind of impulse is sent through the synapses.
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How can Neuralink make use of neurons?
Neuralink will instal electrodes that will read those signals. amplify the impulses, and give them to a computer which will then work properly. These are the electrodes. often promote writing, which can assist in the treatment of Disorders of the brain.
Lace with Nerves
Neural Lace is a science-fiction term first developed by Scottish author Iain M. Banks in his “The Culture” series of novels1. Neural Lace is also a Brain-Machine Interface (BMI), which can assist humans in competing with AI. Elon Musk is currently funding Neural Lace technology in an attempt to achieve the same goal, which is to make the human brain capable of competing with AI in the future. One can get an idea of how Neural Lace works by watching the movie Matrix, in which one of the characters (Neo) is seen using a computer to learn new skills and acquire new knowledge.
Neural Lace is an ultra-thin mesh that is inserted within the skull and forms a body of electrodes that can control the activity of the human brain. A tiny needle containing rolled up mesh is used to mount the ultra-thin mesh. The mesh interacts with the human brain after being inserted within the brain and “creates a natural symbiosis between human and computer,” according to the researchers. [three]
Neuralink uses a similar definition to achieve AI symbiosis, which will be discussed in more depth later.