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Elon Musk's Neuralink has implanted a brain chip in a human for the first time

2024-01-30 18:07 by


Elon Musk's medical technology company Neuralink has reportedly implanted a brain chip into its first human subject. After years of assurances that human trials were imminent, it seems as though they're finally actually happening.

"The first human received an implant from @Neuralink yesterday and is recovering well," Musk said in a post on X, his social network. "Initial results show promising neuron spike detection."

By implanting a brain-computer interface (BCI) device in a region of the brain which controls movement, Neuralink aims to use information from these spikes to create technology that allows patients to use a computer cursor or keyboard with their thoughts.

Musk is calling the product "Telepathy," he announced in a follow-up post, adding the hope is that the chip "enables control of your phone or computer, and through them almost any device, just by thinking.

Neuralink says its goal is to help people living with debilitating conditions, including paralysis, communicate and control external devices with their thoughts.

Musk's company is not alone in developing this type of technology. In recent years, research teams from across the globe have announced early but promising studies of brain-machine interface devices.

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