Elon musk and his team presented the Neuralink technology’s technical details during a presentation in the US.
Elon Musk stated on Thursday, Dec. 1, that his brain-computer Neuralink gadgets’ test on humans will begin in around six months.
Neuralink is a device that aims to create a fully implantable, cosmetically invisible brain computer required for a human clinical trial.
Neuralink has filed to the US Food and Drug Administration(FDA) the majority of the paperwork required for a human clinical trial.
Elon musk stated, “We are now convinced that the Neuralink device is ready for people, so timing is the function of working through the FDA approval process.”
Musk and his team presented the Neuralink technology’s technical details during a presentation in the US. Small and flexible “threads” that can be placed into the brain are part of the Neuralink devices.
According to the Head of Tesla, the Neuralink devices, which monitor and modulated brain activities, may aid people in fighting disorders like obesity.
Records submitted to the Agriculture Department indicate that Neuralink tested the devices on sheep, pigs, and primates.
Neuralink once published a video showing a monkey playing pinball without a joystick. The business asserted that the monkey could play the game simply by imagining how to do so.
the primary goal of the research is to establish a direct link between the brain and a computer so that humans may outwit artificial intelligence.
Elon Musk’s neurotechnology company that develops implantable brain-computer interfaces is ready with its Neuralink brain chip. Musk on Thursday took to Twitter to announce the same. The new Twitter boss and Tesla CEO said that the Neuralink brain chip is ready and he is super confident about the device. So much so that, Musk said that he wouldn’t mind implanting the brain chip in himself.
“We are now confident that the Neuralink device is ready for humans, so timing is a function of working through the FDA approval process,” Musk tweeted announcing the brain chip. The brain chip from Neuralink is said to help the blind see the world around them and make the paralyzed walk or move through their thoughts.
Musk is so sure about the Neuralink brain chip that he is comfortable getting it implanted in one of his child’s brains. In one of the recently held interviews hosted at Neuralink’s headquarters, he said that he would be comfortable implanting a brain chip developed by Neuralink into one of his children. “I would say we’re at the point where at least, in my opinion, it would not be dangerous,” he said.
The billionaire said that he expects human trials to begin in the next six months. Well, we will have to wait and see about the trials since Neuralink has failed multiple timelines previously for testing the chips on humans.
Musk said that he is confident about the brain chip and can implant it in himself when the device is ready for it. “You could have a Neuralink device implanted right now and you wouldn’t even know. I mean, hypotheticallyâ€¦In one of these demos, in fact, in one of these demos, I will,” he said.
To do this, threads will be sewn to an implanted brain chip using a technology that resembles a sewing machine.
In February, Neuralink disclosed that the monkey had passed away at the University of California, Davis Primate Centre while being tested for Neuralink’s BCI prototype implantation.
The “ultra-high bandwidth” brain-computer interface (BCI) technology relies on the use of micron-scale threads that are inserted into areas of the brain that control movement, with each thread containing multiple electrodes that can detect neural signals.
The threads are so fine that they have to be implanted using a surgical robot, according to the Neuralink website. Along with the use of technology to solve healthcare challenges, the company intends to develop it for mundane tasks, such as controlling a computer keyboard or mouse directly using the brain.