Elon Musk’s Neuralink expects to start human trials of wireless brain chip in 6 months

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Corp expects to start inserting its wireless brain chip into human patients within six months, the US-based company said at an event yesterday.

Neuralink is developing a brain chip implant that it says could enable disabled patients to move and communicate again, which it demonstrated with a video of a monkey typing on a keyboard to order snacks using ‘telepathic typing’ with the chip communicating messages from its brain to a computer. It needs approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before it can start clinical trials on people.

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