Elon Musk’s Neuralink can ‘read’ a rat’s brain

Elon Musk’s Neuralink can ‘read’ a rat’s brain


Elon Musk’s ambitious brain-computer interface company, Neuralink, finally told us today what it’s been up to. As per Bloomberg’s report, it can ‘read’ a rat’s mind with the help of tiny electrodes implanted into the animal’s neurons and synapses. 

The company plans to seek approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) next year to start trials on humans. 

The company was founded in 2016, but there was little information available on its inner workings up until now. In April 2017, in a lengthy piece on Wait But Why, Musk said the company will work on connecting brains to a computer.

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