Elon Musk’s Neuralink Implants Chip in Human Brain for First Time – EVOL

Elon Musk has announced that his neurotechnology company Neuralink has just implanted a chip into the brain of its first human subject.

The Neuralink brain implant is a “brain-computer interface” technology, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The technology seeks to help people with debilitating conditions, such as paralysis, to interact with the world by controlling devices with their thoughts.

Musk founded Neuralink along with a team of scientists in 2016.

He said the first patient received the implant on Sunday and “is recovering well.”

“Initial results show promising neuron spike detection,” Musk added.

The first human received an implant from @Neuralink yesterday and is recovering well.

Initial results show promising neuron spike detection.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 29, 2024

The results mean the Neuralink device is detecting signals from neurons in the brain, according to the WSJ.

The brain chip, roughly the size of a quarter, sends out brain signal data to a Neuralink app, Bloomberg reports.

The app then decodes the data into actions.

The company hopes the breakthrough brain technology will help people who are paralyzed or suffer from vision or hearing loss.

Eventually, Musk hopes Neuralink will help humans work together with ever-evolving artificial intelligence (AI).



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