Engineers are building computer programs that leverage “deep learning” which mimic our limited understanding of the human brain.
Facebook is talking about connecting to users through their thoughts.
Serial entrepreneurs Bryan Johnson and Elon Musk have set out to augment human intelligence with AI by pouring tens of millions of their own money into Kernel and Neuralink, respectively.
Bryan and Elon have surrounded themselves with top scientists, including Ted Berger and Philip Sabes, to start by cracking the neural code.
Starting decades ago, they implanted arrays of approximately 100 electrodes into living monkeys, which would translate individual neuron activity to the movements of a nearby robotic arm.
The monkeys learned to control their thoughts to achieve desired arm movement; namely, to grab treats.