Elon Musk’s ‘Neuralink’ is educating apes to interact with devices using thought


Billionaire Elon Musk’s Neuralink is on the verge of getting closer to creating real brain-machine user interfaces. The company has uploaded a video on YouTube, which reveals a 9-year-old macaque named Pager playing the computer game Pong. Neuralink claims Pager is playing Pong using only its mind activity The video starts with Pager browsing an on-screen cursor and transitions to him playing Pong on the same display.

The Neuralink devices are obviously implanted in the ape’s brain, in the electric motor cortex which is the part that regulates limb movements, etc., as well as it is communicating the details to the device by checking out the monkey’s brain activity.

Neuralink says its ultimate objective is to utilize this technology to permit individuals with paralysis to connect with devices utilizing their brain activity.

Nevertheless, the company is evidently far from bringing this technology to fulfillment, or else it would have been publishing a clinical paper rather than publishing a YouTube video. Experimental technologies like this are generally recorded in papers, which allows various other scientists to confirm their credibility as well as discover feasible gaps in the systems.

Musk had actually initially introduced Neuralink in 2019, showing the world a few of the company’s ultimate objectives. The business isn’t the only one working with brain-machine user interfaces either. Such systems have actually been extensively approved as the future of human-machine communications in the future, once cellphones and laptop computers give way to ambient computing devices that will certainly lie all around us.


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