Elon Musk said Neuralink hopes to start implanting its brain chips in humans in 2022, later than he anticipated

 

 

  • Elon Musk said Neuralink hopes to start implanting its brain chips in humans in 2022.
  • He said the first humans to receive the chips would be people with severe spinal-cord injuries.
  • Musk has previously given earlier timeframes for Neuralink to implant its chips in humans.


Elon Musk has said that Neuralink, his brain-interface technology company, hopes to start implanting its microchips in humans next year.

Neuralink, cofounded by Musk in 2016, is developing a chip that would be implanted in people’s brains to simultaneously record and stimulate brain activity. It’s intended to have medical applications, such as treating serious spinal-cord injuries and neurological disorders.

During a livestreamed interview at The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit on Monday, Musk was asked what Neuralink planned to do in 2022.

Musk said, “Neuralink’s working well in monkeys, and we’re actually doing just a lot of testing and just confirming that it’s very safe and reliable, and the Neuralink device can be removed safely.”


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