Elon Musk Unveils Neuralink’s Plan to Help the Blind See

Elon Musk announced Neuralink's new goal to restore vision to the blind with their product "Blindsight."

  • Elon Musk announced Neuralink’s new goal to restore vision to the blind with their product “Blindsight.”
  • Neuralink recently received FDA approval for human trials of their brain-computer interface technology.
  • Musk emphasized the need for ethical considerations in developing AI and brain-computer interfaces.

Elon Musk, speaking via video at VivaTech, announced a groundbreaking goal for his brain-computer interface company, Neuralink. The company aims to restore vision to the blind with a new product called “Blindsight.” This technology will interface directly with the brain’s optical processing areas, allowing people without eyesight to see again.

This announcement follows Neuralink’s recent FDA approval for human trials of their first device, “Telepathy,” which lets users control devices like phones and computers with their minds. The potential benefits for individuals with paralysis and other conditions are enormous.

Musk also highlighted the importance of ethical considerations in developing brain-computer interfaces and AI. He stressed the need for “truth-seeking” AI and discussed the challenges of aligning AI with human values, emphasizing communication speed between humans and their digital extensions.