Elon Musk’s company makes great innovations. Whether be it tesla or space X, they stand out on to the top. It sounds similar to Neuralink, Musk’s own company that develops organ-machine transplants. And it just did another great thing that might change the world for some people. It was officially shared that Neuralink will succeed in developing proper brain implants. These will then send guidance to a computer or mobile right from the patient’s brain. The idea seemed to work via proper neural impulses tracking, that determines our ability to do tasks. But how come does Neuralink’s plan continues with brain-reading threads evolve?
The chief key usage of this technique would be for paralyzed patients. Incapable of moving, they still can move mobile objects with their tactical internal signal movement. These will be captured via the implants and send them to a device. It will present a motion in the same manner.
Neuralink’s plan continues with brain-reading threads
While Neuralink had been trying to do something big, it looks like finally, it did. Musk became very happy with the feat that his company had achieved. This will be a game-changer for most knowledgeable people with no ability to move. Or any sort of motion, at all. Implantation of micro threads into the brain with lots of electrodes is new. It will change how humans connect with computers.
What are brain threads?
Brain threads are tiny and very thin fiber grade wires. This is very thin, several times thinner than the human hair. The word fiber and threads are used, as they explain the thinness. Threads are very thin too if you have noticed.
The threads were tried before. But the size was the only thing that mattered. Not now. With the advancement of nanotechnology, things have started to become smaller. So are the threads, that will deliver the information fast enough.
Musk mentioned that the threads created a possibility of transferring a high amount of data. With the chip being smaller, more electrodes could be attached. The minimum reported was over 3000 electrodes over 96 threads.
In the mean-time, musk also explains how this worked out with a lab monkey. And it succeeded inducing changes to a computer wirelessly. This shows how Neuralink’s plan continues with brain-reading threads. And it will succeed.
How proper is the technique of implantation?
The threads as a problem as thicker threads did not fit well. As the internal brain has its shift movements, that interfered with the threads. It caused serious problems inside the skull. But with the development of thinner threads around 6 micrometers, the technique became easy. Flexible wires in the form of threads become usable inside the brain.
If you want to know more, get this. The earlier attempts with Utah Array were done, that used needles. But needles are not at all flexible. It did allow a substantial amount of 128 electrodes channels.
It was more than any other but had its cons. As needles are stiff rods, they easily break down on internal brain movement. This is how the neural link threads came to be more useful on the front.
Why implantation is hard?
Implantation is not as easy as it sounds. As human involvement with its mostly not recommendable. Working with stiff thin wires that can easily be torn up is common. Musk noticed this problem, as surgeries with human hands with such thin wires are dangerous.
A proper machine is developed that will do the job properly. And most specifically, with precision and steadiness. The company came up with a proper solution to devising a robot. While dealing with microscopic needles, it had to see through them. Thus a piece of microscope equipment was required too on it.
A neurosurgery capable robot with microscopic eyes was developed to counter the problems. It has a work performance grade of 192 electrodes insertion per minute. This counts up to 6 threads.
The surgery robot is also programmed to work like a normal human surgeon. It can look further into the holes, understand blood vessels, veins. And the right place to insert the needles.
Thus, Neuralink’s plan continues with brain-reading threads. And now the surgery has with itself a computer expert.
Will this affect AI-human integration?
Neuralink’s threads might be a goal for human-AI integration. A human brain to guide the AI to automated works. While the AI will provide all the information, the brain needed to understand better. This mostly works hand in hand.
But the fact that AIs already have become much more intelligent. This means AI can process further more than the human brain at a certain period. (let us forget how the brain tackles the whole human body). Check out, AI Neural Network made of DNA can identify ‘molecular handwriting’.
As this is for the smallest sign, is impossible for an AI). Faster AI’s are being developed via better neural engines. And higher frequencies than processors themselves. This means that the brain will take in more information than it can understand.
Why human AI-human integration was slow?
This theory also unveils how we have interacted with AI from ages. And why it was so slow. The main reason stands out as the speed. We understand AI and then we interpret it. It makes us slow, as more intermediate processes are involved.
AI can transfer a lot of direct info. But we need our brain programming to understand it. Neuralink’s brain threads might make us directly integrated into AI. It will be like facial recognition being run in our brain.
While the AI will be doing all of the work, outside, wirelessly. If you compare how in chipset AI does subject locks during focus and yourself, it will be far easier. As it nearly takes the same amount of time.
Are the threads themselves enough for brain information transfer?
The threads are like the wires. They are the wires. But it still needs an intermediate chip that will control unit. Just like the control unit of a processor. Neuralink seemed to have focused on that too. It developed a specific coded micro chipset, named N1 sensor. It can read and amplify brain signals. And transport the data to a computer via connections.
The primary source prototype chip transmitter now has a fast USB-C connector. But it will be converted to wireless transmission soon (even WiFi works too).
How will the N1 sensor work?
The N1 sensor will be inside the normal human body. It is designed to beholding of the neuron information. And then transfer them to an external device. The external device will then process all of the information and send them to a computer. The other processes will follow from there.
For this, only a single sensor would not work for the whole brain. Neuralink devises that 4 of these sensors will have to implant inside the brain. One in the somatosensory area and the other 3 in the motor neuron areas. This is what controls our normal movements and impulses.
The power management for these sensors will go wireless. All of the 4 sensors will be connected to an external device, with the battery. It supplies power, through wireless networks.
The sensor controlling can be done with a mobile app too. The app is designed to handle specific operations and modes right from the outside device. It will thus prove a clear integration of the N1 sensors to the phone.
The concept of brain threads of Musk’s Neuralink seems to head to the right way. As it has always been done by Musk. Being himself as an innovator, his companies still go on to make innovations and better discoveries. It also devises the micro-neuro surgery robot. With advanced applications and tools, it will be able to do normal surgeries. Without the application of humans. That seems legit with technology being more productive than powerful. However, with this Neuralink’s plan continues with brain-reading threads and surgery robots.