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Neuralink Is Going to Give Implant a Second Shot

FDA approves fix to issue of neural threads dislodging

(Newser) - The FDA has approved Neuralink's plan to put its brain implant in a second human patient—with adjustments for issues that arose with the first . Some 85% of the implant's electrode-containing threads became dislodged from Noland Arbaugh's motor cortex, severely limiting the data that could be gained...

Neuralink's First Patient Comes Forward

Noland Arbaugh talks to Bloomberg about his gains—and his struggles

(Newser) - Noland Arbaugh had never heard of Neuralink when a friend reached out in September, saying the company was looking for a quadriplegic to test its wireless brain-computer interface implant. For Arbaugh, who was paralyzed below the shoulders during a diving accident in 2016, the idea that he could control a...

There's a Problem With Neuralink's Patient Implant

Threads containing electrodes retracted from Noland Arbaugh's brain, limiting data transfer

(Newser) - A month after implanting a brain chip in its first human patient, Neuralink discovered a problem. Initially shown playing virtual chess, Mario Kart, and Civilization using his thoughts , quadriplegic Noland Arbaugh noticed his so-called mind control seemed to slow in the weeks after the Jan. 28 implantation, the Wall Street ...

Neuralink's First Human Subject Demonstrates 'Telepathy'

Noland Arbaugh shows how he can control his computer by thinking

(Newser) - Noland Arbaugh, the first human to receive a Neuralink brain-computer implant , demonstrated how the device works in a livestream the company posted to X Wednesday. In it, the 29-year-old plays two games on his computer (chess and Civilization), showing how he can move the cursor around the screen simply by...

First Human Receives Neuralink Brain Implant: Musk
First Human
Receives Neuralink
Brain Implant: Musk
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First Human Receives Neuralink Brain Implant: Musk

Elon Musk says patient is 'recovering well'

(Newser) - Elon Musk announced on X Monday that a brain chip from his Neuralink company has been implanted in a human patient for the first time, and that the patient was "recovering well" after the Sunday procedure. He said the first product from the neurotech startup is called Telepathy, and...

Lawmakers to SEC: Musk Lied About Neuralink

They say his statement 'no monkey has died as a result of a Neuralink implant' is false

(Newser) - Elon Musk could be facing yet another SEC securities fraud investigation, this time tied to his brain implant company Neuralink. Four Democratic lawmakers wrote to the SEC on Tuesday, claiming they've seen evidence, including veterinarian records, showing animals deaths occurred that "relate directly to the safety and marketability...

Musk's Neuralink Is Ready for a Human Trial

Qualifying quadriplegics to take part in 6-year study of brain-computer interface

(Newser) - A few months after receiving FDA approval to launch human trials, Neuralink is looking for people willing to let an experimental robot stick an equally experimental device into their brain. Elon Musk's brain-implant startup is seeking people over the age of 22 with quadriplegia due to vertical spinal cord...

Musk's Neuralink Gets OK for Human Trials

FDA greenlights brain implant for testing in humans

(Newser) - Elon Musk's Neuralink says it's received FDA approval to put brain implants in humans for the first time. It "represents an important first step that will one day allow our technology to help many people," says the company. Neuralink hopes its implants will cure conditions from...

Reuters: Musk Firm Has Killed 1.5K Animals in Experiments

Sources say pressure from Musk is leading to rushed Neuralink experiments

(Newser) - At a demonstration for Neuralink last week, Elon Musk showed off a test monkey that had one of his company's brain implants inserted. He said "the monkeys actually enjoy doing the demos," and there was nothing evident from the monkey onstage that there was anything amiss. Musk...

At Musk's 'Show and Tell,' New Demo of Brain Implant Device

Billionaire says human trials of device from his Neuralink company are imminent

(Newser) - Elon Musk held a "show and tell" event Wednesday night, but it had nothing to do with his most recent Twitter troubles . Instead, the billionaire showed off a brain implant device developed by one of this other companies, Neuralink—a device he says will link the human brain to...

Secretive Company Musk Has Sunk $100M Into Opens Up
Secretive Company Musk
Has Sunk $100M Into Opens Up
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Secretive Company Musk Has Sunk $100M Into Opens Up

Neuralink gives presentation on its brain-reading technology

(Newser) - "We want this burden of stealth mode off of us so that we can keep building and do things like normal people, such as publish papers." And with that, Neuralink shrugged off the secrecy that has surrounded it since its 2017 launch . On Tuesday it went public with...

Musk: I Want to Link Brains to Computers in 4 Years

SpaceX CEO's new Neuralink firm would initially do this to help brain-injured humans

(Newser) - Elon Musk might be somewhat skittish at the prospect of artificial intelligence (or at least at its more nefarious potential), but that hasn't curbed his latest goal: merging human brains with computers by the time we reach the next presidential inauguration, Reuters reports. In what TechCrunch calls "the...

Elon Musk's New Project Will Merge Brains, Computers

He wants to make 'neural lace' a reality

(Newser) - Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk's new venture isn't rocket science—it's brain surgery. The futurist entrepreneur's new company, Neuralink Corp., plans to merge human brains with computers, insiders tell the Wall Street Journal . The computer interface would become part of the brain with the help...

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