Musk says next Neuralink brain implant expected soon, despite issues with the first patient

Musk says next Neuralink brain implant expected soon, despite issues with the first patient

Jul 10, 2024 by CNBC

Key Facts

  • Jonathan Raa | Nurphoto | Getty Images Elon Musk said Wednesday that his brain tech startup Neuralink hopes to implant its system in a second human patient within “the next week or so.”
  • In a livestream with Neuralink executives Wednesday, Musk said the company is hoping to implant its device in the “high single digits” of patients this year.
  • Musk and the Neuralink executives said during Wednesday’s livestream that only around 15% of the channels in Arbaugh’s implant are functional.
  • Dr. Matthew MacDougall, head of neurosurgery at Neuralink, said the company will insert threads “at a variety of depths” now that it knows retraction is a possibility.

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