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Elon Musk confirms Neuralink will begin brain chip implantation by 2022

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The chip is intended for medical applications such as the treatment of serious spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders

Elon Musk confirms Neuralink will begin brain chip implantation by 2022

Neuralink is another company owned by Elon Musk, a company specializing in brain interface technologies. During a live interview at the Board of CEO Summit, Musk was asked what Neuralink plans to do in 2022.

The entrepreneur responded that a brain interface company is developing a chip that will be implanted in people's brains to simultaneously record and stimulate brain activity, in addition to the fact that this chip is intended for medical use, such as treating severe spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders.

The company was founded in 2016, and it was only in 2021 that a breakthrough was seen in what Neuralink wants to develop in the future, when a monkey was shown that played pong on a computer with only his mind, thanks to an implant.

“Neuralink works well on monkeys and we actually do a lot of testing and confirm that it is very safe and reliable, that the Neuralink device can be safely removed,” he said.

He also confirmed when they will be available and for which population group in particular: “We hope that this will be for our first people to be human, they will have serious spinal cord injuries in the form of tetraplegics, next year, in depending on FDA approval, "he said.

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