Max Hodak, the president of Neuralink,, a company that aims to connect the human brain with computers which was founded by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, there is said he left the company a few weeks ago. Hodak did not give any reason for leaving.
IN post on Twitter on Saturday, Hodak, who is also a co-founder of Neuralink, said he had learned “a ton” at the company and remained “huge.” cheerleader ”for him. Although Hodak did not reveal where he was going next, he mentioned that he was moving to new things. In response to a comment, hIt seems to have crossed out Jurassic Park as one of the possible options, reference to his recent statement that Neuralink could probably create a real-life version of Steven Spielberg’s cloned divasaw park.
“It wouldn’t be genetically authentic dinosaurs, but,” Hodak said stated on Twitter on April 4, adding a man shrugging emoticons. “Maybe 15 years of breeding + engineering to get super exotic new species.”
Like a man who once had nightmares about dinosaurs as a child Jurassic ParkI say no thanks.
Startingin 2017,, Neuralink aims to use ultra-high bandwidth brain interfaces, or implantable chips to connect the human brain to computers. Musk stated a various applications for the product, from the ability of someone with paralysis to use a smartphone with their mind, to allowing paraplegics to walk again. Neuralink can also help people achieve a “symbiosis” with artificial intelligence, according to Musk, which allows us to be on the same level as our modern technology.
Neuralink made headlines in April when it said it had managed to attract a monkey named Pager play the video game Pong
with his mind and posted a video that clearly demonstrates this. The researchers implanted Neuralink on both sides of the brain of a nine-year-old macaque monkey about six weeks before recording the video.
Before you learn to play Pong, researchers taught Pager how to use a joystick, rewarding him with a banana smoothie delivered through a straw when he moved the cursor to the illuminated block on the screen. This exercise allowed Neuralink devices in his brain to register their activity through more than 2,000 electrodes implanted in the motor cortex, which coordinate hand and arm movements.
The data was then fed into a Neuralink decoding algorithm so that it could predict the predicted movements of the monkey’s hand.. After a few minutes of calibration, the decoder understood Pager’s neural models well enough that the monkey no longer needed a joystick to move the cursor to the block. Pager can move it with his mind, said the narrator of the video. Demonstration of the so-called MingPong followed.
Monkeys are not the only ones with Neuralinks in their brains. The company is too testing its technology on pigs, although not published videos of pigs Pong. Musk said the Food and Drug Administration had granted Neuralink “drilling device” status, and classification which accelerates the development, evaluation and review of medical devices.