Elon Musk Unveils First Wireless Brain Chip Implant by Neuralink


Tech billionaire Elon Musk has announced that his company, Neuralink, has successfully implanted a wireless brain chip in a human for the first time. The initial results have shown promising neuron spikes and the patient is said to be recovering well. Neuralink’s ultimate goal is to connect human brains to computers in order to address complex neurological conditions. Several other companies have already implanted similar devices. Neuralink received permission from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May to test the chip on humans, marking a significant milestone for the company. The six-year study involves using a robot to surgically place 64 flexible threads onto a part of the brain that controls movement intention. These threads allow the experimental implant to record and transmit brain signals wirelessly to an app that decodes the person’s intended movements. Musk has announced that Neuralink’s first product will be called Telepathy, which will enable control of devices through thought. The initial users will be individuals who have lost the use of their limbs. While Musk’s involvement has raised the profile of Neuralink, there are rival companies with a longer history in the field.

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