The main tech from Neuralink is called the “Link,” a small implant in the brain that interprets neural activity. The device is named “Telepathy.”
Elon Musk’s Neuralink company hit a big milestone by putting its first brain-computer device into someone’s brain last Sunday. Musk, the head of Tesla and SpaceX, shared the news and named the device “Telepathy.” It lets you control a phone or computer just by thinking. The goal is to help people who can’t use their limbs by letting them control things with their thoughts.
Musk mentioned Stephen Hawking, a famous scientist who had ALS and could only communicate with a computer because he couldn’t move. Musk said Telepathy could make communication faster, like if Hawking could talk as fast as a professional typist or auctioneer.
Elon Musk didn’t say who got the brain implant or if it’s working. Back in November 2022, Musk mentioned Neuralink would start testing on people in six months. They showed a video before, where monkeys controlled computer cursors with their brains.
Although Musk is often optimistic about his company’s plans, Neuralink got approval for human trials in May. Now, they’re looking for people with limited hand use because of spinal cord injuries or ALS for their first clinical trial.
The main tech from Neuralink is called the “Link,” a small implant in the brain that interprets neural activity. It lets people use a computer or smartphone just by thinking about moving — no need for wires or physical movement.
Last year, Neuralink had more than 400 employees and got over $363 million in funding.