Experts: Artificial Intelligence Could Hijack Brain-Computer Interfaces

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Publication/Creation Date
November 20 2017
Dom Galeon (creator)
Elon Musk (contributor)
Bryan Johnson (contributor)
Luke Tang (contributor)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Ever since Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk announced his plans to develop a brain-computer interface (BCI) through his Neuralink startup, BCI technologies have received more attention. Musk, however, wasn’t the first to propose the possibility of enhancing human capabilities through brain-computer interfacing. A number of other startups are working on a similar goal, including Braintree founder Bryan Johnson with Kernel. Even the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working on one.

Now, according to a collaboration of 27 experts—neuroscientists, neurotechnologists, clinicians, ethicists and machine-intelligence engineers—calling themselves the Morningside Group, BCIs present a unique and rather disturbing conundrum in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI). Essentially designed to hack the brain, BCIs themselves run the risk of being hacked by AI.
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Date archived
November 24 2017
Last edited
March 25 2019
How to cite this entry
Dom Galeon. (November 20 2017). "Experts: Artificial Intelligence Could Hijack Brain-Computer Interfaces". Futurism. Futurism LLC. Fabric of Digital Life.