This technology is bananas.
Elon Musk says his brain-implant firm Neuralink has prepared a monkey to play video games with its psyche.
The world’s most extravagant man promoted the accomplishment in an early-morning meeting on the sound streaming application Clubhouse, where he talked up Neuralink’s endeavors to fabricate a cutting edge brain implant that would allow people to control computers just by intuition.
“We’ve just got a monkey with a remote implant in their skull, and the little wires, who can play video games utilizing his brain,” the extremely rich person Tesla CEO said during his about 60 minutes, 37-minute appearance.
“Something we’re attempting to sort out is, would we be able to have the monkeys play mind-Pong with one another?” he added. “That would be really cool.”
Neuralink is planning the purported brain-machine interface with the objective of assisting deadened patients with collaborating their cellphones or computers, Musk said.
The monkey isn’t the simply creature to get an early form of the implant, which Musk portrayed as “like a Fitbit in your skull with small wires.” He uncovered in an August introduction that Neuralink had introduced a model in a pig named Gertrude, an investigation that drew analysis from PETA.
“Elon Musk is no primatologist, or he’d never recommend a monkey who’s tied to a seat with a metal gadget implanted in his skull and compelled to watch video games all day is definitely not hopeless,” Kathy Guillermo, senior VP of the Laboratory Investigations Department at PETA US, said in an explanation Monday.
In any case, Musk demanded that Neuralink’s primate is completely content with his implicit gaming framework.
“He’s not awkward and he doesn’t look odd,” Musk said. “At the point when the [US Department of Agriculture] came through and assessed our offices, our monkey offices, she said it resembled the most pleasant monkey offices she’s always found in her whole vocation, just FYI. We went the additional mile for the monkeys.”
Musk didn’t give some other subtleties or proof of how the monkey’s implant functions, however he said Neuralink is wanting to deliver “some new videos demonstrating progress perhaps in a month or something like that.”