Elon Musk Is Set to Merge Human Brains with AI in Neuralink Project

Elon Musk Is Set to Merge Human Brains with AI in Neuralink Project

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Hold your breath and believe the impossible. Business baron Elon Musk launched Neuralink his latest venture that aims to merge the human brain with Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is certain now that the exploration of the possibility of merging computers with human brain like a brain-computer interface has already begun.

The company will pursue “neural lace” scientific innovation process that implants tiniest electrodes in human brains so that uploading and downloading of human thoughts could be easily done!

No, it is not a science fiction. The detailed report of the same was published a few days back confirming it. If Neuralink project becomes successful then it is expected to improve the memory and concentration level of the people using it through Artificial Intelligence.

Neuralink Is Thinking Ahead of Its TIme

Currently, Elon Musk is also spearheading some other ambitious scientific projects like SpaceX and Tesla. A few days back, he stated “Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence. It’s mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output,” when a journalist asked Elon Musk about the Neuralink project.

Electrode arrays are already used to treat neurological disorder and imbalances like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer and epilepsy among other diseases affecting the working of human brains in one way or other. Neuralink has now joined hands with the Kernel, a renowned biotechnology firm to give a massive impetus to their research.

Kernel has been at the front foot of medical research on human brains with new surgery techniques and innovations for the last few years together. “We know if we put a chip in the brain and release electrical signals, that we can ameliorate symptoms of Parkinson’s,” the Kernel official stated last year. “This has been done for spinal cord pain, obesity, anorexia… what hasn’t been done is the reading and writing of neural code, he added further while also confirming the news that Neauralink and Kernel are working together on this research.

So Close Yet So Far…..

  • Researchers have to find a safer way to implant electrodes inside human brains.
  • Electrodes must keep the person’s mental balance stable.
  • Not possible for any science to find out what does each neuron thinking at a particular point of time. It is impossible to decide if the neurons in the brain are asking a person to read or play!
  • Inserting any alien things inside human brains is risky. It is not like a heart where pacemaker can be inserted if required.
  • A normal person would avoid getting his skull opened, only the adventurous mind people and his family members will give their nod to undergo this type of operation where a chip will be inserted to connect AI to human brain.

Some neuro scientists claim that still very limited research has been done until now to understand how the neurons work inside human brains for communication purposes. So, Neuralink will be a difficult aim to accomplish.

Neuralink, the California-based neuroscience Company, is still in its nascent stage but making a rapid advancement in medical science. The Company is now all set to develop cranial systems to treat serious brain diseases while also working a way to attach AI to a human brain. If Neuralink receives government approval then it could be a path breaking leap into the advanced neurological science.

Zumata Chatbot App Is Taking a Giant Leap Forward in Online Hotel Search

Zumata Chatbot App Is Taking a Giant Leap Forward in Online Hotel Search

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Gone are the days when you had to personally search for hotel names and holiday destinations on a computer screen by surfing the net. Now Zumata chatbot is all set to make your surfing experience easier, prompter and seamless. Recently, the joint venture between DMI Company and Zumata (the premiere Artificial Intelligence (AI) online hotel directory) has made the internet surfing a lot easier for the users looking for comfortable accommodation at some of the world’s finest hotels. Users can also book their holiday destinations using this Zumata chatbot giving simple commands.

Zumata uses the highly advanced IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence technology option to improve customers’ hotel search option in a personalized manner. Customers can now easily initiate a chat with Zumata AI on facebook messenger like a normal human agent – but actually, Zumata is a well-programmed AI agent. Zumata is the first of its kind DMI’s chatbot enterprise solutions that are expected to revolutionize the chatting method in the next few years.

“Zumata’s goal is to provide our travel vendor partners with the tools they need to improve their customer’s experience and in turn improve their own conversions. Our collaboration with DMI showcases a practical example of how our artificial intelligence-enhanced hotel offering can be easily integrated into Facebook Messenger or any other chat or messaging applications”, stated Josh Ziegler, CEO of Zumata a few days ago.

Zigler also disclosed the aim of the company that is to facilitate the process of online hotel surfing using Zumata app at any time of the day or night. Currently, Zumata is the world’s only hotel distribution company that is using the big data and IBM Watson technologies for customer’s convenience.

It meticulously presents the relevant data to consumers directly inside a facebook messenger box. It uses advanced technology and multiple languages support for the convenience of its multilingual customers scattered across the world. Zumata has a consolidated global data of around 5 lakh hotels located at various places.

The company believes in optimizing customer conversions by offering them accurate data as per the requirement. Zumata was founded in 2010 and is now headquartered in Singapore, Asia. Zumata is targeting the use of sophisticated technology to understand the customer’s preferences using their own native language depending upon the linguistic proficiency of the user. It facilitates him or her to chat freely with the live and online AI agent representing Zumata in the facebook messenger regarding the availability of the rooms, prices and other important information. It prevents a lot of time of the customers which could have otherwise gone wasted standing in telephone queues.

No doubt, customers seriously don’t like to stand in a queue in IVR system. It kills lots of time and a bit complicated process too. Customers want direct one to one live communication with a company representative. Zumata’s live chat system certainly enhances the quality of customer serving experience with its fastest response straight into the customer’s facebook inbox in no time. Zumata offers succinct, to the point and accurate information that a customer wants to know.

Humans Won’t Survive another 1000 Years on Earth: Stephen Hawking

Humans Won’t Survive another 1000 Years on Earth: Stephen Hawking

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Celebrated Scientist Stephen Hawking has doubted about the possibility of the human survival on earth in the next 1000 years. In his latest speech at Oxford Union a few months back, Professor Hawking stressed on the importance of life exploration on other planets since the resources of the earth are getting exhausted at an alarming rate. In his own words, the famous physicist said, “I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet.”

Considering the way non-renewable resources are being used up by human beings each passing day, a situation might come in future when all fossil fuel from the earth would get completely depleted. So, whatever Stephen Hawking mentioned in his latest Oxford event should be understood in its proper perspective.

The visionary scientist who wrote in the afterword section of a new book “How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight” authored by journalist Julian Guthrie predicted that “I believe that life on earth is at an ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by possible disasters, such as a sudden nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus, or other dangers. I think the human race has no future if it doesn’t go to space.”

Stephen Hawking Gave a Deadline to Human’s Possible Extinction

Stephen Hawking, in fact, stunned the world when he categorically said that humans have just a 1000-year to find a new home in an outer space possibly in the form of a planet or exoplanet. No doubt, Stephen Hawking’s theory also gets more backing from the fact that NASA has already started exploring life in other planets and exoplanets too like the Trappist-1.

During his hour-long speech at the recent Oxford Union in November last year, Stephen Hawking asked scientists to focus more on the possibility of a life there. Hawking has also reservations about the technological innovations including the ultra-sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) mechanics that is crucial to his own communication process. But Hawking suspected that development of full AI could virtually bring an end to human generation.

Hawking felt that earth’s catastrophe would be prompted by human’s urge towards using more earth’s limited resources which could virtually destroy the planet in its totality.

“We face a number of threats to our survival from nuclear war, catastrophic global warming, and genetically engineered viruses. The number is likely to increase in the future, with the development of new technologies, and new ways things can go wrong. Although the chance of a disaster to planet earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time,” Hawking said in November speech at Oxford.

According to Stephen Hawking, the rising threat of AI, climate change and nuclear terrorism is largely looming before the world as a whole in the next century. Hawking gave a deadline of 1000 years for humans to find another planet for survival before earth gets destructed and virtually mass extinction occurs.