Elon Musk Says We Must Merge With Machines To Compete With A.I


Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence

There is a long way from Elon Musk's vision of symbiosis between man and machine, which would require a much more granular understanding of the brain network that goes beyond the basics of motor control to more complex cognitive faculties like language and metaphor. 

Professor Panagiotis Artemiadis of Arizona State University has been trying to get more bandwidth using a 128-electrode EEG cap to allow a human to control a swarm of flying robots with their brain.

Humans won't become irrelevant until machines can replicate the human brain something Nicolelis believes is not possible.

Nicolelis argues that the brain contrary to what Musk and Singularity proponents like Ray Kurzweil say is not computable because human consciousness is the result of unpredictable, nonlinear interactions among billions of cells.

He agrees with Musk that if we can interface directly with machines we can produce a "quantum leap" in what digital infrastructure has produced today, but predicts that humans will retain ultimate control. 

Under these circumstances human skills diminish and people become subservient to machines. 

Better communication between humans and machines, particularly the transmission of emotional signals from humans, will be a powerful tool for building trust in automated systems, added Artemiadis.

"It's about making the machine more intuitive using brain signals to understand whether the human is distracted or tired."

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