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Musk Announces Implanting 1st Brain Chip in Human

Tue 30 Jan 2024 | 09:48 AM
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
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On Monday, Elon Musk said that the first human who received an implant from the brain-chip startup Neuralink is recovering well.

Musk posted on X: “Initial results show promising neuron spike detection,” Musk added.

Spikes are activity by neurons and they are like electrical and chemical signals to send information around the brain and to the body.

The study of the brain-ship aims to enable people with quadriplegia, or paralysis to control devices with their thoughts.

This month, Neuralink was fined for violating US Department of Transportation (DoT) rules, according to Reuters.

DoT investigators found the company had failed to register itself as a transporter of hazardous material.

Neuralink received FDA approval last year for its first trial to test the company’s implant in humans.