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Elon Musk: "The first transplanted person with a brain chip controls a computer using the power of thought" - Voila! technology

2024-02-20T11:43:49.680Z

Highlights: Elon Musk: "The first transplanted person with a brain chip controls a computer using the power of thought" - Voila! technology. According to Musk, the first patient has fully recovered, "without any side effects" and can control a computer mouse using only his thoughts. The operation, which was performed with the help of a surgical robot specially designed to implant the implant and the 64 flexible connected wires, is considered a significant milestone in the company that wants to directly connect brains to computers.


According to Musk, the first patient has fully recovered, "without any side effects" and can control a computer mouse using only his thoughts


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Elon Musk's Neuralink company makes a significant breakthrough:

the first patient in whom a brain chip was implanted has fully recovered from the operation and can now move a computer mouse using only his mind - as Musk shared the event on the social network X (Twitter).

"Progress is good and the patient is recovering completely, with no neurological side effects that we are aware of," he wrote.

Now Neuralink aims to allow the transplanted person to press the mouse buttons as well.



The operation, which was performed with the help of a surgical robot specially designed to implant the implant and the 64 flexible connected wires, is considered a significant milestone in the company that wants to directly connect brains to computers.

However, despite the initial success, NewLink is still in the early stages of development.

The ambition to read minds and control thought on computers is still many years away.



The company's first products will focus on restoring abilities to people suffering from paralysis or blindness.

Later, according to Musk, Neurlink will offer "telepathy" that will allow control of a phone or computer through thought alone, but also solutions to improve memory and intelligence.

The chip of the company Neuralink (Neuralink)/Neuralink

Also, the company's efforts stalled last year after the company was accused of causing unnecessary suffering and death to dozens of animals in experiments, which led both to an investigation by the US Department of Agriculture for allegations of animal cruelty and even caused the FDA to refuse the company's request to speed up human trials.

Only last May the FDA granted the company final approval.



At the beginning of the month, an investigation by the Daily Mail revealed that the company is allegedly responsible for cruel experiments on animals that included drilling holes in the skulls of monkeys and filling the holes with glue.

While Musk claimed to have implanted the Neuralink chip in a human for the first time, documents revealed by the University of Davis in California, which collaborated with the chip company in experiments for three years (2017-2020), reveal that some of the monkeys underwent cranial surgeries as many as ten times before they were killed.

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Source: walla

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