The man who received the implant on Sunday is recovering, according to Musk’s post on social media X. Of interest are initial results that show promise in the detection of neural spiking. Implanting a brain chip could lead to major breakthroughs in brain-machine interfaces.
Neuralink’s achievement is part of PRIME’s ongoing research to evaluate the safety and functionality of wireless brain-computer interfaces.
The first human received an implant from @Neuralink yesterday and is recovering well.
Initial results show promising neuron spike detection.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 29, 2024
According to the scientists, the interface will allow you to control devices using your thoughts, which is of great importance for people with quadriplegia (a condition in which both arms and legs are paralyzed).
However, additional details about the study have not yet been disclosed.
Elon Musk also revealed the name of Neuralink’s first product – Telepathy. It is assumed that this product will be able to control phones or computers with the power of thought.
Enables control of your phone or computer, and through them almost any device, just by thinking.
Initial users will be those who have lost the use of their limbs.
Imagine if Stephen Hawking could communicate faster than a speed typist or auctioneer. That is the goal.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 30, 2024
The first users of Telepathy will be people who have lost the use of their limbs, which could be a significant step towards making their daily lives easier.
“Imagine if Stephen Hawking could communicate faster than a typist or an auctioneer. This is the goal,” Musk writes.
Musk’s previous allegations over Neuralink’s activities have called into question the company’s legitimacy, but regardless, the successful implantation of a human brain chip marks a turning point in the quest to enhance human capabilities through advanced neural interfaces.
At the same time, questions are being raised about the potential regulatory challenges the company may face as it navigates the intersection of advanced technologies and security protocols.