Tech pioneer Elon Musk has revealed the surprising goal of his highly conceptual “Neuralink” project; merging human brains with artificial intelligence. The groundbreaking project is slated to begin human trials next year.
The first trial will primarily focus on treating brain injuries and paralysis, with a chip implanted in the brain. Future stages of the project will be elective implants, developed and released over the course of multiple years.
The original announcement of the Neuralink project came in 2017, via YouTube livestream