December 15, 2017
AI brain chips are set to ‘evolve’ humanity into a ‘community of zombies’, a prominent neuroscientist has claimed.
Those implanting AI into their mind risk merging with machines to the point that humans and androids are indistinguishable from one another, the expert said.
It was recently revealed that a tech company backed by billionaire Elon Musk is developing a ‘brain-computer interface’ that could give people super intelligence and allow them to communicate telepathically.
But brain implants could mean that machines start to take on or imitate human consciousness, Dr Mikhail Lebedev, a senior neuroscientist at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, told Cnet.
The researcher warned that technology firms will falsely market the devices as a ‘panacea’ – a remedy for all difficulties.
‘It is even possible that “humanity” will evolve into a community of zombies,’ he said.
‘Luckily this is not a problem as of yet.’
This article was posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 at 9:34 am