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Daily Crunch: Neuralink prepares for brain-computer testing

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1. Elon Musk’s Neuralink looks to begin outfitting human brains with faster input and output starting next year
Musk said that in the long term, Neuralink really is about figuring out a way to “achieve a sort of symbiosis with artificial intelligence.”
For now, however, the plan is to use a robot that operates somewhat like a “sewing machine” to implant threads, which are incredibly thin, deep within a person’s brain tissue, where it will be capable of performing both read and write operations at very high data volume.
2. AI photo editor FaceApp goes viral again on iOS, raises questions about photo library access
In this current wave of virality, some new questions are floating around about FaceApp, like whether it uploads your camera roll in the background. We found no evidence of this, and neither did security researcher and Guardian App CEO Will Strafach or researcher Baptiste Robert.
3. Europe is now formally investigating Amazon’s use of merchant data
European regulators have announced a formal antitrust investigation of Amazon’s use of data from third parties selling on its e-commerce platform.
Daily Crunch: Neuralink prepares for brain-computer testing
Lora DiCarlo’s debut product, Ose, set to release this fall. The company says the product is currently undergoing changes and will look different upon release.
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