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Elon Musk makes bold promises about Neuralink interface

Elon Musk makes bold promises about Neuralink interface

Elon Musk is most notably the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, but he has his fingers in several other pies. Musk has never been afraid to take to Twitter and drop tidbits of information about future products and technology from any of the companies he operates. He recently took to Twitter to talk about Neuralink, a company working on brain implanted interfaces for humans.

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Stunning Neuralink video shows monkey playing Pong using its mind

Stunning Neuralink video shows monkey playing Pong using its mind

Pong is back, but not in the way you think. Elon Musk's Neuralink has just shared a video showing a monkey playing the iconic game, doing so only using its mind to control the paddles. The key to this seemingly magical ability, of course, is a small implant called Neuralink placed in the monkey's brain and the software used to analyze how the monkey's neurons responded to joystick movement.

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Real “Jurassic Park” is possible says Elon Musk’s Neuralink co-founder

Real “Jurassic Park” is possible says Elon Musk’s Neuralink co-founder

Elon Musk's Neuralink may be busy implanting brain chips in animals, but the co-founder of the brain-computer interface startup is also thinking of rather more outlandish experiments, including a real-life "Jurassic Park." Unlike the movie, the goal wouldn't be resurrecting ancient dino DNA, however, and fingers-crossed it also wouldn't involve loosed-lizard rampages.

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink reportedly gives monkey mental gameplaying power

Elon Musk’s Neuralink reportedly gives monkey mental gameplaying power

Elon Musk is both famous and infamous for his mind-blowing ideas and enterprises but one that's almost literally so is the idea of hooking up brains to computers to allow the control of other computers using just brainpower. To prove that he's actually serious, Musk even founded the startup Neuralink to research and develop the technology to make that happen. That startup has reportedly hit an important milestone, according to Musk, an achievement that includes implanting a chip on a "not unhappy" monkey in order to let it play a video game using mind control.

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With brain implants imminent, scientists point out big ethical issues

With brain implants imminent, scientists point out big ethical issues

It's inevitable that we'll see brain implants become a common piece of technology -- first for those who suffer from certain neurological disorders like epilepsy, then later on as an enhancement for the average person looking for a cognitive boost. Despite growing research and development in the field of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), there has been little progress when it comes to the ethics of this technology.

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Elon Musk shows off futuristic Neuralink and the robot that implants it

Elon Musk shows off futuristic Neuralink and the robot that implants it

As promised, Elon Musk held a conference today detailing Neuralink, an implantable device that would, according to Musk, solve certain problems related to brain and spine function. As an implant -- and unlike many prototypes of similar concepts we've seen over the years -- Neuralink will be entirely implanted within the recipient's body, hiding it away from the world. Before such a device can be brought to market, however, it'll require talented people to make it happen.

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Elon Musk teased working Neuralink device: Will this rat be involved?

Elon Musk teased working Neuralink device: Will this rat be involved?

Today Elon Musk said Neuralink would show a working brain-computer interface device in a live streamed event this Friday, the 28th of August. This event will take place at 3PM Pacific Time - that's 4PM Mountain Time, 5PM Central Time, and 6PM Eastern Time. Showing the device at this time on a Friday should allow a minimized reactionary impact on Musk's various companies, whether or not they're directly involved in what's going on at Neuralink.

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