Musk says Neuralink patient is now able to move a mouse with thoughts

Elon Musk Elon Musk, founder of the brain-chip company Neuralink, in Poland last month. Photograph: Sergei Gapon/AFP via Getty Images

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Important Takeaways:

  • The first human patient implanted with a brain-chip from Neuralink appears to have fully recovered and is able to control a computer mouse using their thoughts, the startup’s founder, Elon Musk, said late on Monday.
  • “Progress is good, and the patient seems to have made a full recovery, with no ill effects that we are aware of. Patient is able to move a mouse around the screen by just thinking,” Musk said in a Spaces event on the social media platform X.
  • The firm successfully implanted a chip on its first human patient last month, after receiving approval for human trial recruitment in September.
  • The study uses a robot to surgically place a brain-computer interface implant in a region of the brain that controls the intention to move, Neuralink has said, adding that the initial goal was to enable people to control a computer cursor or keyboard using their thoughts.
  • Musk has grand ambitions for Neuralink, saying it would facilitate speedy surgical insertions of its chip devices to treat conditions like obesity, autism, depression and schizophrenia.

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