Details about Neuralink, the Elon Musk company, whose function has been kept secret for a long time, have begun to emerge, which we haven’t known exactly what he’s been doing for two years. With a wireless device that can be placed directly into the brain with Neuralink, it seems theoretically possible to read minds.
Elon Musk, who took the stage at the event in San Francisco, shared the developments in the Neuralink project, which he announced he launched in 2017. Elon Musk said human and machine intelligence have made significant progress in their goal of creating symbiosis. According to the project announced by Musk, yarns injected into the brain and thinner than human hair determine the activity of neurons. This wireless implant is implanted in the brain by a robot. So the human brain can communicate directly with the computer.
But let’s remind you that the devices have only been tested on animals so far. It was already known that Musk was experimenting with mice, but asked at the event that Musk said he was working with monkeys. When we consider the similarity of the human and ape minds, it is possible to predict that Neuralink will not have problems with the human mind. According to Musk, the monkey used in the experiment was able to control thecomputer.
Max Hodak, the project’s president, pointed out that doctors and scientists have been trying to develop devices that have been interacting with the brain for years to treat diseases such as Parkinson’s. Such problems will also be tried to be treated with Neuralink. Dr Matthew McDougall, chief neurosurgeon for the Neuralink project, said he is waiting for FDA approval to begin clinical trials on humans in 2020. The first experiments with Neuralink are expected to be on patients with spinal paralysis and four Neuralink devices are implanted in their brains.