Elon Musk’s First Neuralink Chip Implanted in Human Brain

Elon Musk’s First Neuralink Chip Implanted in Human Brain

By Lesley J. Vos

According to a recent announcement on X, Musk's company Neuralink has successfully implanted a wireless brain chip in a human.

"Promising brain activity"

Musk stated, highlighting the potential of this technology in addressing complex neurological conditions.

“For any company producing medical devices, the first test in humans is a significant milestone.”

Notes professor Anne Vanhoestenberghe of King’s College London.

Neuralink is not the first.

École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne has made strides in enabling a paralyzed man to walk through brain and spine implants.

It was reported that Neuralink’s animal testing resulted in the deaths of about 1,500 animals. Despite this, the US Department of Agriculture found no violations of animal research rules in a July 2023 investigation, although a separate probe is ongoing.

“[It] has great potential to help people with neurological disorders in future.”

Professor Tara Spires-Jones, president of the British Neuroscience Association, stated,

Musk further envisions the first product, Telepathy, enabling users to control devices through thought alone. He speculates about drawing inspiration from the late Stephen Hawking.