Elon Musk says one among his startups has a monkey with wires going into its mind that is in a position to play video video games.
“He is a contented monkey,” mentioned Musk, the chief govt officer of electric-vehicle maker Tesla Inc. and backer of quite a few different futuristic initiatives, together with Neuralink Corp., a startup centered on creating a brain-computer interface.
He mentioned movies can be launched quickly, maybe in round one month, displaying the wired monkeys.
Musk was talking on Clubhouse, a non-public social app the place customers host off-the-cuff, casual conversations. He was requested concerning the newest developments at Neuralink, which was unveiled in 2017. The entrepreneur, who additionally based rocket firm House Exploration Applied sciences Corp. and is now the world’s richest particular person, is understood for his large pursuits, from synthetic intelligence to underground highways.
“We now have a monkey with a wi-fi implant of their cranium with tiny wires who can play video video games along with his thoughts,” Musk instructed a number of thousand listeners in a Clubhouse chatroom. “You possibly can’t see the place the implant is and he is a contented monkey. We now have the nicest monkey services on the earth. We wish them to play mind-Pong with one another.”
Musk defined that the “concept with neural hyperlink is addressing mind and spinal accidents” and making up folks’s misplaced capability with an implanted chip.
“There are primitive variations of this gadget with wires protruding of your head, nevertheless it’s like a Fitbit in your cranium with tiny wires that go into your mind,” he mentioned.
Though Clubhouse looks as if nothing greater than an app to hop onto varied convention calls, it has develop into a well-liked platform for an estimated 5 million customers, a leap from 3 million 10 days earlier.
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