Elon Musk's Neuralink shows brain implant prototype and robotic surgeon during recruiting event

Elon Musk's Neuralink shows brain implant prototype and robotic surgeon during recruiting event

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  • Watch Elon Musk show how the Neuralink brain implant works — using a pig 01:08 - Source: CNN CNN Business — Elon Musk — the SpaceX founder, Tesla CEO, and, most recently, Twitter owner — hosted a flashy event on Wednesday night for yet another one of his companies: Neuralink, the startup proposing implants that connect your brain to a computer.
  • The event showcased a video that Musk said showed a monkey using a brain implant to control a cursor and type on a computer.
  • Last year, for example, Neuralink said it was able to allow monkeys to play the video game Pong using only their brain implants, though something similar had already been accomplished in a human with a brain implant more than a decade prior.
  • Musk said Wednesday that Neuraink has submitted “most” of its paperwork to the FDA and could begin testing on humans within six months.

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