It was just last month when Elon Musk went out announcing his new project Neuralink which seeks to connect the human brain to a computer through Neural Laces.
Musk believes at the rate which Artificial Intelligence is developing, and it will soon outsmart people in years to come. Neuralink uses tiny electrodes which would help humans to keep up growth speed with AI.
However, it seems that Musk is not alone on this because one of his tech buddies Mark Zuckerberg is also thinking of such an ambitious project of his own.
During the latest Facebook F8 Developer Conference, the company went out announcing its plans for working on a brain-powered technology which helps connect computers to our brains.
The development of this project is already underway in Building 8 opposite the Facebook Campus unveiled by Mark Zuckerberg, where the company works only on groundbreaking projects.
Regina Dugan, former Google employee for Advanced Technology and Projects, is appointed to Facebook’s 10-year strategic plan for such off-beat projects. At the F8 conference, she said that the company is working on a “silent speech” software that allows users to type at a rate of 100 words per minute.
This brain-powered technology will directly detect your brainwaves without any need of invasive surgery. Facebook said in a statement that:
We’ll need new, non-invasive sensors that can measure brain activity hundreds of times per second. From locations precise to millimeters and without signal distortions. Today there is no non-invasive imaging method that can do this.
While explaining the technology and company’s plans further, Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page
Our brains produce enough data to stream four HD movies every second.The problem is that the best way we have to get information out into the world – speech – can only transmit about the same amount of data as a 1980s modem.We’re working on a system that will let you type straight from your brain about five times faster than you can type on your phone today.Eventually, we want to turn it into a wearable technology that can be manufactured at scale. Even a simple yes/no ‘brain click’ would help make things like augmented reality feel much more natural.Technology is going to have to get a lot more advanced before we can share a pure thought or feeling, but this is the first step.