Elon Musk’s final replace on Neuralink — his firm that’s engaged on expertise that may join the human mind on to a pc — featured a pig that had one among its chips implanted in its mind. Now Neuralink is demonstrating its progress by displaying a Macaque with one of many Link chips playing Pong, first utilizing a joystick, after which finally utilizing solely its thoughts, by way of the wi-fi connection.
Today we’re happy to disclose the Link’s functionality to allow a macaque monkey, named Pager, to maneuver a cursor on a pc display screen with neural exercise utilizing a 1,024 electrode fully-implanted neural recording and knowledge transmission gadget, termed the N1 Link. We have implanted the Link within the hand and arm areas of the motor cortex, a a part of the mind that’s concerned in planning and executing actions. We positioned Links bilaterally: one within the left motor cortex (which controls actions of the correct aspect of the physique) and one other in the correct motor cortex (which controls the left aspect of the physique).