Consultant firm McKinsey reckons artificial intelligence (AI) will boost productivity way more than the steam engine was able to in the 1800s. McKinsey’s latest forecast of AI’s impact on the global economy is that it will have generated $13 trillion in economic activity across the world by 2030, despite causing upheaval for many people.
A ROBOT ARMY. If you believe futurist Ray Kurzweil, by 2030 we’ll all have armies of microscopic robots flowing through our bodies, diagnosing diseases and delivering drug treatments where needed. One big problem? We don’t have a good way to get drug-delivering bots where they need to go.
Neuralink, the brain-computer interface and neuroprosthetics company started by Elon Musk and others in 2016 is developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers. Elon Musk is also the CEO of the company. The neurotechnology company headquartered in San Francisco, California is expected to develop implantable brain-computer interfaces (BCIs).