Elon Musk has not just stopped at electric cars, clean energy or brought people to Mars, but he has just continued to attack the medical field when investing in a startup called Neuralink developing technology to merge. Artificial intelligence (AI) with the human brain.
Neuralink Company was established in late July in California. The company is registered in the form of medical research. Elon Musk has implicitly mentioned the existence of Neuralink in recent years. In a conference in Dubai, he said: “Over time, I think we will probably see the merger of biological and digital intelligence.”
Elon Musk has repeatedly expressed concern that artificial intelligence is growing too fast and in danger of returning to human control. Through Neuralink, Elon Musk wants to help humanity catch up with artificial intelligence technology and machines.
On Twitter, Musk mentioned “Neural Lace” technology – a term that illustrates the brain-computer interface, aimed at increasing brain performance, and allowing users to interact. with easy electronics.
Leural Lace technology, which helps create a “digital” layer, is located outside of our cerebral cortex. This is essentially an artificial intelligence system that can connect directly to the human brain, it can help people achieve higher levels similar to AI. When implanting tiny electrodes into the brain, the brain can connect to computers and process vast amounts of information at lightning speed.
In fact, the brain-computer interface concept still exists only in science fiction, because brain implants are extremely dangerous. Therefore, the first step of Neuralink will be to stop at implanting simple electrodes, helping to treat intractable neurological disorders. Earlier, in the field of medicine, electrode arrays and implants were also used to help improve the effects of Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy or brain-related diseases.
Elon Musk believes that this technology will be completed in about 4 or 5 years, and there will be a long way to complete the process of integrating the human brain with artificial intelligence.’
Thailand: How dependent on seeds do farmers become ‘slaves’?
In the past 2 years, farmer Jon Jandai in Thailand has become quite familiar with Vietnamese readers through the presentation video, ‘Life is simple, why do you have to make it complicated?’. He has inspired people to set up a career in the countryside, self-cultivate, build houses, and preserve craftsmanship…
Much less famous than the video about the career path, Jandai’s “Seed saving” video tells the story of the farmers in his village who have been turned into “slaves.” rules ”, depending on foreign companies’ seeds, chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
“When I was a kid, nobody sold seeds. It’s something you can give to everyone, you can share it with everyone … ”
“But when this company came, they introduced hybrid seeds along with chemical fertilizers.”
“In the beginning, its price was 100 baht / kg cheaper. But after 4, 5 years, its price increased to 1000 baht / kg. And finally, now the price of watermelon seeds is up to 12,000 baht / kg. Not just with watermelon seeds, it happens with all kinds of vegetables. ”(12,000 baht equivalent to about 8 million VND)
And in order to have money to buy seeds to continue planting, farmers have no other way but to borrow. They become debtors with vicious circle can not get out, have to work hard to make money to repay the seed companies …
“All the farmers become slaves on their own land”
“Seed or food is a tool to turn people into slaves, if you don’t think clearly.”
So what’s the solution? How to preserve the good seeds our ancestors have selected and left behind? Jandai ends the video with a message of hope, and the simple solution we can all take against the seed monopoly.