Elon Musk: the future of AI is in linking it to our brains

The accidental explosion at SpaceX on the Sept. 1 made the company founder Elon Musk remain relatively quiet. But as soon as an interview was held with him, he was found explaining his more insights into his thoughts over one of his favorite topics that are artificial intelligence.

Speaking with the Y Combinator president Sam Altman, Musk addressed a number of topics while he was seating in front of the assembly line of his other forward-looking company; Tesla.

While he has become a little popular in the recent years for being a little outspoken on the dangers related to the AI.

However, Musk stated that- “I think if we can effectively merge with AI by improving the neural link between your cortex and your digital extension of yourself … then effectively you become an AI-human symbiote.” “And if that then is widespread, and anyone who wants it can have it, then we solve the control problem as well. We don’t have to worry about some evil dictator AI because we are the AI collectively. That seems like the best outcome I can think of.”

The belief od creating Human AI hybrids, that Musk has mentioned before as possible “neural lace” extends his thoughts of new startups. When asked, if he would have been 22 then what would he have focused on? Musk replied AI and genetics. But he would have more attentively focused on the aforementioned belief of linking human brains with the computers and the machines.

Later, he also stated that “I think having a high-bandwidth interface to the brain… we’re currently bandwidth-limited,” says Musk. “We have a digital tertiary self in the form of our email capabilities, our computers, phones, applications. We’re practically superhuman. But we’re extremely bandwidth-constrained in that interface between the cortex and that tertiary digital form of yourself. And helping solve that bandwidth constraint would be, I think, very important in the future as well.”

Musk never talks much about the dangers associated with the recent SpaceX accident. On the other hand, an unrelated comment from him told us about how far SpaceX will continue to push the boundaries of space travel.



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