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Connecting human brains directly to computers


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Neuralink startup presented flexible “threads” designed to link a human brain directly to a computer.

Neuralink was founded in 2016 by Mr Musk.

System had been tested on a monkey which had “controlled a computer using its brain”.

A tiny chip connects to the brain through the threads, which are thinner than a human hair.

First applications will be to assist paraplegic people with using their smartphone or computer.

Future plan is to make Neuralink as efficient as laser eye surgery.

Technology will help to keep up with the rapid development of artificial intelligence

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Elon Musk

Technology entrepreneur, investor, and engineer


Company developing high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and machines.