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Elon Musk plans to implant a chip in the human brain by 2023

Elon Musk plans to implant a chip in the human brain by 2023

The American billionaire wants to reach a milestone with his startup Neuralink before the end of this year. The recipient must be someone who is paralyzed in the arms and legs.

American billionaire Elon Musk wants to implant a computer chip in a human brain with his startup Neuralink before the end of this year. This was announced on Friday at an event in Paris. “We hope to be able to perform our first transplant later this year.” It is likely that the recipient will be someone who is “suffering from some form of quadriplegia” – i.e. paralyzed in the arms and legs.

I got approved last month

Musk spoke in a question-and-answer session with about 3,600 people in the French capital. His startup Neuralink won approval from US authorities last month to test computer chips in the human brain. According to Musk, the implants, which are about the size of a coin, should enable direct communication with computers through thoughts. So far, the roughly coin-sized prototypes have only been implanted in animals.

Neuralink isn’t the only company working on brain-computer interfaces. In July last year, rival Synchron announced that it was the first company to have a similar chip implanted in the brain of an American patient.

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