Tesla CEO Musk Working to Link the Human Brain With a Machine Interface

The devices could be available to help people with brain injuries in four years.
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Tesla(TSLA) - Get Report  CEO Elon Musk said his latest company, Neuralink, is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices,Reuters reported.

Neuralink is aiming to bring to the market a product that helps with certain severe brain injuries due to stroke, cancer lesion etc., in about four years, Musk said in an interview with website Wait But Why.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning will create computers so sophisticated and godlike that humans will need to implant "neural laces" in their brains to keep up, Musk said in a tech conference last year, Reuters noted.

The technology could take about eight to 10 years to become usable by people with no disability, which would depend heavily on regulatory approval timing and how well the devices work on people with disabilities, Musk was quoted as saying in the Wait But Why article.

Neuralink was registered in California as a "medical research" company last July, and he plans on funding the company mostly by himself, according to Reuters.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.