Elon Musk claims mysterious brain chip will be able to cure depression

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Date: 19.01.2021

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Elon Musk has revealed more details about his mysterious brain-computer chip startup Neuralink, claiming that it could be used to help cure addiction and depression.

“Can Neuralink be used to retrain the part of the brain which is responsible for causing addiction or depression? It’d be great if Neuralink can be used for something like addiction/ depression,” he asked. Mr Musk replied: “For sure. This is both great and terrifying. Everything we’ve ever sensed or thought has been electrical signals. The early universe was just a soup of quarks and leptons. How did a very small piece of the universe start to think of itself as sentient?”

In the short-term, Neuralink will be used to treat brain diseases such as Parkinson’s, while the long-term ambitions for the technology is to allow humans to compete with artificial intelligence. An early version of the system has already been tested on animals, and human trials are expected to begin at some point this year.

Source: Independence.com

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