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Scientist: Merging Your Brain With AI Would Basically Be Suicide

August 15th 19__Dan Robitzski__Filed Under: Enhanced Humans
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Join The Borg

Famed technologist Elon Musk hopes his startup Neuralink will soon help heal people with neurological disorders — and even eventually compete with superintelligent artificial general intelligence,

But that’s not such a good idea, says cognitive psychologist Susan Schneider. In fact, she wrote this week in an op-ed for the Financial Times that the project could amount to “suicide for the human mind.”

Brain Drain

To make sure that humanity is neither conquered nor left behind by future AI, Musk’s plan is to merge the human brain with computers that would turbo-boost our intelligence. But Schneider, a researcher at the University of the Pacific, argues that merging your brain with machines could amount to accidentally killing yourself.

“You could augment your intelligence with chips, but there will be a point at which you end your life,” she wrote. “I call this horrific event ‘brain drain.'”

READ MORE: Elon Musk’s ‘Brain Chip’ Could Be Suicide of the Mind, Says Scientist [Observer]

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