Elon Musk introduced a room of engineers and curious consumers to a sci-fi-sounding invention made by his neurotechnology startup Neuralink: an implantable "brain chip" that will "merge biological intelligence with machine intelligence."
Per Musk's description, this chip will be installed in a person's brain by drilling a two-millimeter hole in the skull. - Musk argued that such devices will help humans deal with the so-called AI apocalypse, a scenario in which artificial intelligence outpaces human intelligence and takes control of the planet away from the human species. - In an op-ed for The Financial Times, cognitive psychologist and philosopher Susan Schneider said merging human brains with AI would be "suicide for the human mind." - Once technology is advanced enough for us to choose how much of the human brain we want to be merged with AI, it will be hard to draw the line on how much is too much. "Would it be at 15% neural replacement? At 75%? Any choice seems arbitrary," Schneider wrote.