June 10, 2023

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Neuralink: testing brain implants in humans

Startup Neuralink, one of Elon Musk’s companies, announced on Thursday via Twitter that it has received approval from US health authorities to test brain implants on humans.

This is “an important step that one day will allow our technology to help many people,” said a spokesman for a startup from California, was quick to clarify that “recruitment of volunteers for clinical trials has not yet begun“.

Neuralink is developing an interface that will be implanted in the human brain to enable communication with computers through thought.

First of all, it is expected that help those who are paralyzed or suffering from neurological diseases. The device will be safe and reliable enough to be implanted in people willing to spend thousands of dollars to make their brains more powerful. According to Mr. Musk, who founded Neuralink in 2016, the chip to be implanted in humans could enable humanity to achieve “coexistence with artificial intelligence”.

The billionaire fears that one day artificial intelligence (AI) will surpass humans and

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