American billionaire Elon Musk announced the success of implanting the promising brain chip produced by his company, Neuralink, in the brain of the first human patient, indicating that he is on the road to recovery and well.
Musk , the founder of Neuralink , said in his post on the “X” platform that the initial results appear to be promising after the success of implanting the “Telepath” chip.
Enables control of your phone or computer, and through them almost any device, just by thinking.
Initial users will be those who have lost the use of their limbs.
Imagine if Stephen Hawking could communicate faster than a speed typist or auctioneer. That is the goal.
He explained again, “With this chip, you can control your phone or computer, and through it almost any device, just by thinking.”
He added: “The first users will be those who have lost the ability to use their limbs Imagine if Stephen Hawking was able to communicate faster than a speed writer or an auctioneer that is the goal.”
He added: “Preliminary results show a promising discovery of increased nerve cell function.”
Neuralink stated on its website that “the chip enables people with quadriplegia to control devices with their thoughts.”
It is noteworthy that Neuralink, which Musk founded in 2016, has worked over the past years to develop a chip that is implanted in human brains to record and stimulate brain activity simultaneously.
The chips are intended to have medical applications such as treating serious spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders.
Last year, the US Food and Drug Administration granted the company a permit to conduct its first experiment to test the implantation of the chip in a human brain.
The tone of a robot determines its reliability
Speaking with a local accent can “under certain circumstances” make robots seem more trustworthy and competent, a new study has found.
Scientists from the University of Potsdam in Germany recruited 120 people living in Berlin or Brandenburg to conduct an online survey.
They asked participants to watch video clips in which a robot using a male human voice spoke in either standard German or the Berlin dialect, which is considered a working-class dialect.
People were asked to rate the robot’s reliability and efficiency, and to fill out a questionnaire that included sections on how well it spoke the Berlin dialect and how often it was used.
In general, participants preferred a robot that spoke standard German. But those who were more comfortable with the Berlin accent preferred to have the robot speak their local language.
“If you’re good at speaking with an accent, you’re more likely to trust a robot that speaks the same way,” lead author Katharina Kuhne said.
The team said context can play an important role in determining when a local dialect is appropriate. For example, it may be useful in a care home scenario when it is important for people to feel connected to the robot.
But in other situations — such as in a hospital or hotel — people might prefer a robot that speaks with a standard accent.
The results were published in the journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI.