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Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk delivers a conference at the Paris Pantheon Sorbonne University as part of the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Paris, Dec. 2, 2015. (Francois Mori/AP)
Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk delivers a conference at the Paris Pantheon Sorbonne University as part of the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Paris, Dec. 2, 2015. (Francois Mori/AP)
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Elon Musk, the tech billionaire best known as the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is now turning his attention to the human brain.

His latest venture, Neuralink Corp., is working to merge the human brain with computers. Musk says the technology could be used to help people with brain disorders in just four years and potentially available for those without a disability within eight to ten years. Musk hopes merging computers and the human brain will help mankind keep up with advancements in artificial intelligence.

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Carey Goldberg, host of WBUR's CommonHealth, which tweets @commonhealth.

Dr. Emery Brown, professor of neuroscience, brain and cognitive sciences at MIT and anesthetist at MGH and Harvard Medical School, which tweet @massgeneralnews and @harvardmed.

This segment aired on April 24, 2017.

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