Neuralink It is a very ambitious and futuristic project that is being developed in the United States, in the hands of billionaire Elon Musk, also founder of the companies Tesla and SpaceX.
Now, Musk has released a likely date for human trials of his Neuralink brain implant. In response to a tweet, as he usually does, the billionaire argued that replacing faulty or missing neurons by “bridging” existing neural signals is the best way to tackle the problem.
“The process will accelerate when we have the chips inserted into humans (hard to have a nuanced conversation with monkeys), next year.“Musk wrote, on Twitter.
“The Neuralink implant, one of the most controversial by Musk, is designed to be inserted directly into the brain to compensate for lost functions due to neurological or spinal cord injury. After testing a functional model in pigs, another clinical trial was successfully conducted in a macaque monkey last April, “reports Rt.
And the agency closes: “Musk had previously announced lapses and dates to start the tests of Neuralink in humans, but he could not comply with them. Thus, after saying in 2019 that the tests would be carried out at the end of 2020 and later change the date for 2021, finally, this Tuesday, he postponed the realization of his ambitious idea until 2022 “.
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