In a statement at its Fremont, Calif. headquarters Wednesday evening, Neuralink Corp. said it plans to place its coin-sized computers within six months.Elon Musk
As part of its ongoing efforts to refine the product, Neuralink has worked tirelessly. In this procedure, a small device with electrodes that are made of wires is used, along with a robot that is used to cut out a portion of an individual’s skull and place it in the brain. In Musk’s words, the company has been in good standing with the US Food and Drug Administration for quite some time, and it now plans to move forward with human trials within the next six months.
It is clear that Neuralink, as Elon Musk is known for doing, is already moving ahead and aiming implant systems at other parts of the body. The event was also a platform for Musk to reveal two major products. This company is developing implants that can be inserted into the spinal cord in order to restore movement to those who are paralyzed as a result of a spinal cord injury. Aside from that, there is an ocular implant that contributes to the improvement or restoration of vision as well.
According to Musk, who spoke at the event, he said the following:
There is no doubt that, no matter how miraculous it may seem, it is possible to completely restore the function of someone whose spinal cord has been severed with a spine transplant. In spite of the fact that they have never seen anything before, we are confident that they will be able to see it now.
An interface between the brain and computer (also known as a brain computer interface, or BCI) is designed to allow an individual suffering from a debilitating condition like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or a stroke to communicate with their brain by means of mental images.
An experiment was conducted in which a monkey was shown to be able to “telepathically type” on a screen in front of him. A Neuralink device is a device that turns neuronal spikes into data, which computers can then interpret based on the data it contains.
In Musk’s vision, the device will be mainstream one day so that information can be transmitted between humans and machines with the help of the device.
Keep in mind that Musk’s Neuralink is only starting human trials within six months, meaning it is likely not going out to the public until another year or more.