NewsElon Musk's Neuralink moves toward human trials after mouse success

Elon Musk's Neuralink moves toward human trials after mouse success

Elon Musk's Neuralink moves toward human trials after mouse success
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7:08 AM EST, February 21, 2024, updated: 8:14 AM EST, February 21, 2024

Nowadays, new technologies are developing as fast as ever. Just a few days ago, the media wrote about Sora from OpenAI, which can generate a minute-long video based on the commands we wrote. Elon Musk has developed a new technical innovation, presenting the research results at Neuralink.

Neuralink is Elon Musk's company working on implanting small interfaces into the human brain. Earlier in 2021, the company tested its devices on animals, implanting a chip into the brain, among others, monkeys. Thanks to this, the monkey was able to play a simple game of Pong only using its thoughts, without manual control of the joystick.

In May 2023, Neuralink received permission from the FDA to conduct such tests on humans. In September, it announced that it was accepting applications from patients willing to have such a chip implanted in their heads.

As Elon Musk points out, this technology is intended to help patients with neurological problems. Now, the billionaire has boasted about the results of experiments during which the patient, after implanting the Neuralink chip, was able to control the computer mouse only with his own thoughts.

"Progress is good, and the patient seems to have made a full recovery, with no ill effects that we are aware of. Patient is able to move a mouse around the screen just by thinking", said Musk during the Spaces event on X, quoted by CBS News.

Sources: CBS News, X

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