Elon Musk, who first shared details of the Neuralink project in July of this year, said in a podcast that Neuralink was capable of solving schizophrenia and autism.
In Lex Friedman’s Artificial Intelligence Podcast, released on Tuesday, Musk talked about the most exciting effects he had foreseen for Neuralink. Musk answered the question posed to him:
In the meantime, let’s note that within the scope of the Neuralink project, Musk is trying to create a system where brain activity can be recorded and stimulated by a wireless device that can be placed directly in the brain.
Although it is not clear what Musk meant to address autism, it is worth mentioning that autism and schizophrenia are not the disease.
According to a statement on the website of the National Autistic Society in the United Kingdom; autism is not a disease or disorder and cannot be “cured”. Being autistic most of the time is a fundamental aspect of people’s identity. “
Schizophrenia is described by the World Health Organization as an advanced behavioral disorder.
Musk said that Neuralink, who is currently tested on monkeys, could cure neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Musk said in his Podcast that Neuralink could also solve critical damage to the brain or spinal cord.
Musk also reiterated in the program that human consciousness aims to combine with artificial intelligence.