Elon Musk is the founder of SpaceX and the world’s wealthiest businessman. He is also the CEO at Neuralink. Neuralink is currently researching ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces that connect the brain to computers. This is a time when the tech industry is experiencing a wide range of scientific breakthroughs and new developments.
Originally, the implant was placed in the brain of Mind Pong-playing monkeys. Researchers at Neuralink Technology observed the monkey playing Mind Pong by simply thinking about it.
The brain chip is a revolutionary and transformative device that allows medically induced patients with spinal cord injuries or other body functions to function normally again and restore independence after the implant.
Elon Musk commented at the CEO Council Summit of the Wall Street Journal that “Neuralink functions well enough with monkeys.” To ensure the chip’s safety and reliability, many tests are currently being conducted. You can remove the Neuralink device.
Musk had in mind to begin testing Neuralink by 2021. Musk has a plan despite the impossible timelines. He is betting on the technology and FDA approval to bring the human implant to market this year.
According to AfroTech, Musk stated that “we plan to have it in our first humans next Year, which will be for people who have severe spinal cord injuries like quadriplegics, tetraplegics,” Musk added.
It may be beneficial for many people who have suffered spinal cord injuries that make it difficult to perform daily tasks. This technology could help them regain their independence.
Neuralink is not the only company working on brain-computer interfaces. Synchron, a biotech company employing 20 people, was approved by FDA to start human trials in July.