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Elon Musk’s Neuralink Completes First Wireless Brain Chip Implant in Human

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Completes First Wireless Brain Chip Implant in Human
Source: Social Media

Neuralink founder Elon Musk announced on X that the first human brain chip implant has given promising results. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had earlier permitted them to conduct this implant trial on humans. Musk tweeted on Monday,

He added that Neuralink’s first product would be named Telepathy. As per Musk, Telepathy will allow you to have “control of your phone or computer, and through them almost any device, just by thinking.” He added, “Initial users will be those who have lost the use of their limbs.” Notably, he also mentioned the late theoretical physicist and scientist Stephen Hawking and said, “Imagine if Stephen Hawking could communicate faster than a speed typist or auctioneer. That is the goal.”

This neurotechnology company was co-founded by Musk in 2016, and it seeks to help maintain conversation between the brain and computer. It will hopefully treat neurological disorders such as ALS and Parkinson’s and establish a relationship between humans and artificial intelligence.

As per the Neuralink website, this study is named PRIME, which stands for Precise Robotically Implanted Brain-Computer Interface. “A groundbreaking investigational medical device trial for our fully implantable, wireless brain-computer interface (BCI) – aims to evaluate the safety of our implant (N1) and surgical robot (R1) and assess the initial functionality of our BCI for enabling people with paralysis to control external devices with their thoughts,” the website added.

Neuralink was earlier fined for violating the rules of the US Department of Transportation (DoT) by transporting and improperly packing hazardous products. However, the company achieved its first human implant after FDA clearance. Initially announced in September last year, Neuralink said, “The R1 Robot will be used to surgically place the N1 Implant’s ultra-fine and flexible threads in a region of the brain that controls movement intention.”

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