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Elon Musk is about to test a brain implant on humans?


Billionaire Elon Musk’s company Neuralink is looking for a director of clinical trials, a sign that the technology to implant chips into the brain may be about to be tested in humans.

In December 2021, Elon Musk’s brain and computer interface company Neuralink said it would start implanting computer chips into the human brain as early as 2022. animal.

Recently, Neuralink posted an ad hiring a Clinical Director to work with early trial participants. Neuralink said this position will help change the world and provide the opportunity to work with leading industry experts from different fields. Specifically, the work includes understanding clinical trial processes and managing communications with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

According to Bloomberg, medical device manufacturers often hire clinical directors to conduct trials while awaiting approval from the FDA. If the trial has positive results, it will be easier to be approved by regulatory agencies.

Billionaire Elon Musk said the implant would allow paralyzed people to control devices like smartphones with their brains, faster than using their thumbs. He also asserted that Neuralink’s implantation standards were even higher than what the FDA required.

Neuralink once conducted an experiment to let a monkey control video games with only his brain in April last year. Elon Musk said progress will be accelerated if it can be tested on humans by 2022. Conversations with people will be more nuanced than with animals.

According to The Verge, early last year Elon Musk said Neuralink could start implanting chips in the human brain by the end of 2021. Previously, the company said it hoped to test it by the end of 2020.

Neuralink has not yet commented on this information.

Huong Dung(According to BI)

At the earliest next year, Elon Musk implanted a computer chip in the human brain

At the earliest next year, Elon Musk implanted a computer chip in the human brain

Billionaire Elon Musk’s brain and computer interface company Neuralink will start implanting computer chips into human brains as early as next year.

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