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Elon Musk says Neuralink could start implanting chips in humans in 2022

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Elon Musk claims his Neuralink, a brain-interface technology company, is less than a year away from implanting chips into human brains. The news comes from the billionaire himself during a live-streamed interview with The Wall Street Journal CEO Council Summit on Monday, when asked about plans for the company in 2022. 'Neuralink's working well in monkeys and we're actually doing just a lot of testing and just confirming that it's very safe and reliable and the Neuralink device can be removed safely,' Musk said. 'We hope to have this in our first humans -- which will be people that have severe spinal cord injuries like tetraplegics, quadriplegics -- next year, pending FDA approval. 'I think we have a chance of being able to allow someone who cannot walk or use their arms be able to walk again – but not naturally.'

Elon Musk is demonstrating his Neuralink implant, which connects your brain to a computer

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Elon Musk has long envisioned a system that merges humans with computers and after nearly five years of work, the world may soon see that dream become a reality. Musk's secretive Neuralink startup plans to demonstrate a working'device' at 6pm ET, Friday, claiming it will show off its brain chip that aims to help humans from being outpaced by artificial intelligence. Along with enabling'symbiosis' between man and machine, the firm says the technology is designed to treat brain injuries and trauma. Neuralink's system is comprised of a computer chip attached to tiny flexible threads that are stitched into the brain by a'sewing-machine-like' robot. The device is said to pick up signals in the brain, which are then translated into motor controls – and the firm'will show neurons firing in real time' this evening.

Elon Musk-owned Neuralink's test monkeys were 'tortured', group claims

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Monkeys being tested on by Elon Musk-owned brain chip firm Neuralink were allegedly subject to'torture', an animal rights group claims. The biotech firm is developing a brain-computer interface, that it claims could one day make humans hyper-intelligent, and allow paralysed people to walk again. However, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) alleges that between 2017 and 2020, test monkeys owned by Neuralink were subject to experiments that amounted to torture, with evidence of rashes, self-mutilation and brain hemorrhages in documentation seen by the group. The experiments were a partnership between University of California Davis, and Neuralink, with a reported 23 monkeys involved in the experiment, 15 of which died or were euthanized as a result of complications, or'inadequate animal care'. PCRM lodged a complaint with the US Department of Agriculture on Thursday against UC Davis, claiming the primates faced'extreme suffering as a result of inadequate animal care and the highly invasive experimental head implants during the experiments.'

Elon Musk's brain chip company Neuralink to begin human trials!


Elon Musk-run brain-machine interface company Neuralink is preparing to launch clinical trials that will implant brain chips in humans. Elon Musk's brain-interface technology company Neuralink may start implanting microchips in human beings from 2022. Neuralink is preparing to launch clinical trials that will implant brain chips in humans. Cofounded by Elon Musk in 2016, Neuralink is working on a chip that would be implanted in our brains to record and stimulate brain activity. This chip is being created for medical applications such as treating serious spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders.

Elon Musk's brain chip firm Neuralink lines up clinical trials in humans

The Guardian

The billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's brain chip startup is preparing to launch clinical trials in humans. Musk, who co-founded Neuralink in 2016, has promised that the technology "will enable someone with paralysis to use a smartphone with their mind faster than someone using thumbs". The Silicon Valley company, which has already successfully implanted artificial intelligence microchips in the brains of a macaque monkey named Pager and a pig named Gertrude, is now recruiting for a "clinical trial director" to run tests of the technology in humans. "As the clinical trial director, you'll work closely with some of the most innovative doctors and top engineers, as well as working with Neuralink's first clinical trial participants," the advert for the role in Fremont, California, says. "You will lead and help build the team responsible for enabling Neuralink's clinical research activities and developing the regulatory interactions that come with a fast-paced and ever-evolving environment."