22 July 2020 20:34

Musk plans to develop the new brain chip through his startup company Neuralink.

ES Insider Newsletter The hottest luxury and A List news Enter your email address Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid You already have an account. Please log in Register with your social account or click here to log in I would like to receive updates on cool openings and celebrity lifestyle news every week, by email Update newsletter preferences Tesla founder Elon Musk has shared a new shot with his newborn son X AE A-XII Musk on Twitter. The portrait of father and child appears to have been taken at home and saw Musk hold X AE A-XII in one arm, wearing a blue bandanna around his neck. It is the first picture Musk has shared of himself with his and musician Grimes' son since May 5, when his name was initially announced as X Æ A-12. The picture was captioned in German and read, "Das Baby kann noch keinen Löffel benutzen." The sentence translates roughly to 'the baby can't use a spoon yet.' The birth of Musk and Grimes' son drew attention online when they initially revealed his name as X Æ A-12, which Grimes revealed included references to the "elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)", Grimes' favourite song Archangel and the A-12 jet, a "precursor" to the couple's favourite aircraft SR-17.

However, Musk and Grimes encountered issues with their first choice name as California law dictates a baby's birth certificate requires names to use "the 26 alphabetical letters of the English language" - ruling out Æ and A-12 from the document. Speaking to podcaster Joe Rogan, Musk explained how to pronounce the name. He said in May it was pronounced "X Ash Archangel." According to a birth certificate obtained by TMZ, the couple instead used Roman numerals in place of the numbers resulting in the name X AE A-XII. X AE A-XII is Musk's sixth child and his first with Grimes. Please enable cookies on your web browser in order to continue.

The new European data protection law requires us to inform you of the following before you use our website: We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests. By clicking "I agree" below, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies and data gathered from your use of our platforms. See our Privacy Policy and Third Party Partners to learn more about the use of data and your rights. You also agree to our Terms of Service. Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks headphones will eventually become the thing of the past. This week, he confirmed his plans to develop an implant that will stream music right into people's brains. Musk plans to develop the new brain chip through his startup company Neuralink. Besides being a father to his newborn son X Æ A-Xii with Grimes, Musk is currently developing life-changing technology. On July 19, he confirmed on Twitter his plans to develop the music streaming implant. He sent out a tweet encouraging tech engineers to apply to work at his company Neuralink and then confirmed the brain chip plans to a curious follower. Yes — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 19, 2020 Musk is giving a Neuralink update on Aug. 28. According to TechCrunch, the startup aims to "develop computer-brain interfaces for the explicit purpose of helping humans keep pace with advanced artificial intelligence." Neuralink plans to implant the music streaming technology into a surgical robot that implants gossamer-thin wires, thinner than human hair, into a person's brain. An external processing unit is then placed behind the ear. [Photo via Neuralink] Neuralink has reportedly had successful tests of its technology on mice and apes. Human subject testing was meant to begin in 2020. However, the coronavirus pandemic has delayed those plans. The startup also plans to address mental health with its new technology. One Twitter user asked Musk if the technology can help with things such as addiction or depression. "Can Neuralink be used to retrain the part of the brain which is responsible for causing addiction or depression? It'd be great if Neuralink can be used for something like addiction/ depression." In response, Musk says that this aspect is something the company is exploring right now. "For sure," Musk says. "This is both great and terrifying. Everything we've ever sensed or thought has been electrical signals. The early universe was just a soup of quarks and leptons. How did a very small piece of the universe start to think of itself as sentient?" What are your thoughts on Neuralink's technology? Let us know in the comments below.