Neuralink could create ‘exotic species’ of dinosaurs, co-founder says

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According to Max Hodak, one of the co-founders, the American technology company Neuralink could create ‘new exotic species’ of dinosaurs in just 15 years.

Hodak is an American entrepreneur and technologist who founded the controversial neurotechnology company with Elon Musk.

The company, known for inserting a computer chip into a pig’s brain, could “ probably build Jurassic Park ” if it wanted to, Hodak said, referring to the 1993 blockbuster movie.

Neuralink is currently working on technology that aims to enable people to connect their brains to a computer and thus effectively become cyborgs.

Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Laura Dern and Sam Neill see dinosaur eggs hatch in a scene from the 1993 movie 'Jurassic Park'

Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Laura Dern and Sam Neill see dinosaur eggs hatch in a scene from the 1993 movie ‘Jurassic Park’

NEURALINK: ELON MUSK’S GAME FOR COMPUTER BRAIN INTERFACES

Neuralink, Elon Musk’s newest company, is working to connect the human brain to a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices.

Neuralink was registered in California as a “ medical research company ” in July 2016, and Musk plans to fund the business largely by himself.

It will work on what Musk calls the ‘neural side’ technology, implanting tiny brain electrodes that can one day upload and download thoughts.

He said ‘neural shoelaces’ will help people with severe brain injuries in just four years.

And in eight to 10 years, the Matrix-style technology will be available to everyone, he added.

“We could probably build Jurassic Park if we wanted to,” Max Hodak tweeted.

They wouldn’t be genetically authentic dinosaurs, though [shrugging emoji]Maybe 15 years of breeding + engineering to get super exotic new strains. ‘

Hodak did not explain how to build its own version of Jurassic Park, but went on to suggest that it could help biodiversity.

‘Biodiversity (anti-fragility) is certainly valuable; conservation is important and logical, ‘he also tweeted.

‘But why do we stop there? Why don’t we deliberately try to generate new diversity? ‘

Hodak didn’t seem put off by the events of the film, based on Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel and starring Sam Neil, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.

It shows the disastrous results of genetic scientists who have returned dinosaurs to extinction in the park of the same name on an island near Costa Rica.

In the movie, dinosaur cloning was accomplished by extracting dinosaur DNA from prehistoric mosquitoes preserved in amber.

But due to a malfunction in the park’s security system, dinosaurs, including a terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex and a venon-spewing Dilophosaurus, are running wild.

The billionaire philanthropist and creator of the park, played by the late Richard Attenborough, is ultimately responsible for several fatalities, as well as the near-deaths of his two grandchildren who presumably lived with the traumatic experience of being nearly torn apart by birds of prey for the rest. . of their lives.

Hodak said the company, known for inserting a computer chip into a pig's brain, `` could likely build Jurassic Park. ''

Hodak said the company, known for inserting a computer chip into a pig's brain, `` could likely build Jurassic Park. ''

Hodak said the company, known for inserting a computer chip into a pig’s brain, “ could likely build Jurassic Park. ”

Founded in 2016, Neuralink is probably best known for its work on creating a ‘whole brain interface’ – essentially a network of tiny electrodes connected to your brain that the company believes will allow us to communicate wirelessly with the world.

It would allow us to share our thoughts, fears, hopes and fears without humiliating ourselves with written or spoken language, the firm claims.

Neuralink has already been criticized, in part for his experiments with live animals – last year Elon Musk unveiled a pig with an implant in its brain.

Max Hodak (pictured) founded Neuralink in 2016 with billionaire Elon Musk and others

Max Hodak (pictured) founded Neuralink in 2016 with billionaire Elon Musk and others

Max Hodak (pictured) founded Neuralink in 2016 with billionaire Elon Musk and others

Innocent people ran for their lives in the movie thanks to a philanthropist's crazy experiments with too much money

Innocent people ran for their lives in the movie thanks to a philanthropist's crazy experiments with too much money

Innocent people ran for their lives in the movie thanks to a philanthropist’s crazy experiments with too much money

During a webcast, Musk showed the animal, named Gertrude, with the coin-sized neural implant called Link, which the company plans to implant in humans.

While Gertrude sniffed through a pen, viewers saw her brain activity on a large screen.

Earlier this year, Musk claimed in an extensive online question and answer session that he placed a Neuralink implant in a monkey’s brain and that the animal can play video games “with its mind.”

In a Q&A on Clubhouse, a personal social app, Musk claimed the implant builds a digital link between the brain and a computer, describing it as “like a fitbit for the skull.”

Musk believes that allowing human brains to communicate with computers will help prevent humans from being outnumbered by artificial intelligence (AI).

He previously called AI ‘potentially more dangerous than nuclear weapons’ and called the lack of AI regulation ‘insane’.

A TIMELINE OF ELON MUSK’S COMMENTS ON AI

Musk has long and very loudly condemned AI technology and the precautions people should take

Musk has long and very loudly condemned AI technology and the precautions people should take

Musk has long and very loudly condemned AI technology and the precautions people should take

Elon Musk is one of the most prominent names and faces in developing technologies.

The billionaire entrepreneur runs SpaceX, Tesla and the Boring company.

But while he is at the forefront of creating AI technologies, he is also well aware of its dangers.

Here’s a comprehensive timeline of all of Musk’s hunches, thoughts, and warnings about AI so far.

August 2014 – ‘We have to be super careful with AI. Possibly more dangerous than nuclear weapons. ‘

October 2014 – ‘I think we should be very careful with artificial intelligence. If I had to guess what our biggest existential threat is, it probably is. So we have to be very careful with artificial intelligence. ‘

October 2014 – “With artificial intelligence we summon the demon.”

June 2016 – “The benign situation with ultra-intelligent AI is that we would be so far below intelligence that we would be like a pet or a house cat.”

July 2017 – “I think AI is something that is risky at a civilization level, not just an individual risk level, and so it really requires a lot of security research.”

July 2017 – “I have experience with the very latest AI and I think people should really be concerned about it.”

July 2017 – “I keep sounding the alarm, but until people see robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react because it seems so ethereal.”

August 2017 – ‘If you’re not worried about AI safety, you should be. Much more risky than North Korea. ‘

November 2017 – “There may be a five to ten percent chance of success [of making AI safe]

March 2018 – ‘AI is much more dangerous than nuclear weapons. So why don’t we have regulatory oversight? ‘

April 2018 [AI is] a very important topic. It will affect our lives in ways we can’t even imagine right now. ‘

April 2018 [We could create] an immortal dictator from which we would never escape. ‘

November 2018 – “Maybe AI will make me follow it, laugh like a demon and say who the pet is now.”

September 2019 – “If advanced AI (more than regular bots) isn’t used to manipulate social media, it won’t be long.”

February 2020 – “At Tesla, using AI to solve self-driving isn’t just the icing on the cake, it’s the cake.”

July 2020 – ‘We are moving towards a situation where AI is much smarter than humans and I think that time frame is less than five years from now. But that doesn’t mean that everything will go to hell within five years. It just means things are getting unstable or weird. ‘