Elon Musk says Neuralink implant will be tested in humans next year

Besides Tesla, SpaceX and more recently Twitter, Elon Musk is also the CEO of Neuralink. Neuralink is a technology brand that seeks to create a sort of interface between a computer and the brain. Regarding the progress of the chip, Elon Musk made strong statements. According to Musk’s latest pledge, Neuralink testing with humans will begin in about six months. However, this isn’t the first time Musk has made such promises. So whether he can keep his word this time is another topic of discussion.


Over the past eight years, we’ve had several interviews with Elon Musk having “big talk.” If he’s not talking about Tesla’s self-driving technology, he’s talking about SpaceX’s capability. While Tesla’s fully autonomous driving is making good progress, it’s still far from what Musk promises.

As early as 2020, there were reports that Neuralink would begin human testing. It comes after successfully using the chip in a monkey. However, that did not happen and two years later it is still being talked about. We have to be careful when it comes to Neuralink. The technology is complex and will involve multiple approvals.

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Recruitment for Neuralink

Neuralink tried to recruit new talent for the company. Elon Musk said “A lot of times people think they can’t work at Neuralink because they have no idea about the biology or how the brain works,” he adds (via CNN). “What we really want to emphasize here is that you don’t have to, because when you break down the skills needed to run Neuralink, it’s actually many of the same skills needed to run a smart watch or a modern phone.”


The latest version of the implant has since been unveiled. The company also showed off a robot that will perform future operations. Although successful tests were conducted with a monkey, Neuralink admits that a monkey did not survive the tests. Additionally, the company faces serious objections from animal rights activists.

According to Elon Musk, the company tries to be careful and make sure everything is perfect before testing on a human. However, Neuralink will need Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, which it has not yet obtained. Musk says the company has already submitted all the necessary documents. But given the sensitivity of the tests and the high approval standards for these tests, approvals might not be coming anytime soon.

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