Elon Musk tested Mindcontrol on monkeys and enabled one to control a computer with its mind
During a Q&A session, Elon Musk said Neuralink had begun testing its brain-computer interface technology on rats and monkeys.
Elon Musk took his colleagues by surprise with an unplanned announcement at a presentation by his secretive neurotechnology company, Neuralink, on Tuesday.
Musk cofounded Neuralink in 2016. Its goal is to create a chip that could enable a “brain-computer interface.” And according to Musk, the company has already had some success — with monkeys.
At the event, the company unveiled a brain-computer interface – a technology that allows machines to read brain activity. Neuralink says its device will have around 3000 surgically implanted electrodes, each of which will be able to monitor around 1000 neurons at a time. The electrodes will be embedded in around 100 extremely thin threads, between 4 and 6 micrometres wide, which is much less than the width of a hair.