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EP&T: Woke Studios brings Elon Musk’s AI to life

Vancouver design studio works in concert with Neuralink's surgical robot

December 2, 2020  by EP&T

Woke Studios in Vancouver assisted with the design of a surgical robot for Elon Musk’s Neuralink venture.

The ascendancy of artificial intelligence is accelerating. Loudly asserted by tech icon Elon Musk, this trend poses existential threat risks to human life. The debate as to whether this progress is worth the inherent risks will continue, and in this article, we introduce an award-winning Vancouver design firm to fuel further debate.

The company is Woke Studios, which designs for Neuralink, Musk’s very own neural technology start-up. Neuralink recently released a presentation on their chip, which Musk described as “a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires,” that can read or write brain activity. The neural chip is a ‘body ware’ to be inserted surgically by a robot designed to implant the chip and wires with minimal damage to the brain or blood vessels. Musk says that the process only takes hours, and leaves “just a small scar.”

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