Chip inside the brain, Elon Musk says first Neuralink-connected human is doing well

Chip inside the brain, Elon Musk says first Neuralink-connected human is doing well

Elon Musk revealed on X that his neurotechnology startup, Neuralink, had successfully implanted a brain chip in its first human patient. The company calls the initial results “promising.” He claims that the technology allows you to operate your computer or phone simply by thinking. 

Elon Musk says first Neuralink connected human is doing well

Elon Musk, a co-founder of Neuralink, declared that the first human recipient would have a brain implant. For the company, which Musk founded in 2016 with the intention of establishing direct lines of communication between computers and the human brain, this marks a significant turning point.

Neuralink aims to treat neurological conditions like Parkinson’s and ALS and greatly enhance human capabilities. The company aims to create a potentially mutually beneficial relationship between artificial intelligence and humans. The goal of the technology is to allow users to directly control gadgets—such as computers or phones—just by thinking.

According to Elon Musk, the original Neuralink implant recipient is making a full recovery. Musk stated with optimism that the initial results indicate promise for the detection of neuron spikes. This successful outcome represents a significant advancement in confirming the efficacy and safety of Neuralink’s neurotechnology.

Musk asserted that the first users of Neuralink’s technology would most likely be those who are limb-loss victims. He described the possible effects by speculating about a situation in which someone with Stephen Hawking’s level of communication could exceed that of a professional typist or auctioneer.

Neuralink’s technology is based on an implant called the “Link,” which is inserted into the human brain through invasive surgery. The gadget is roughly the equivalent of five coins stacked. Neuralink was given regulatory approval in the US to carry out human trials for its neural implants, despite a few obstacles. On the other hand, other industry participants, like Synchron, have created implant variants that don’t require skull penetration.

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