Neuralink: Elon Musk’s Company Brain Implant Will Be Tested on Humans Soon
Elon Musk’s company Neuralink is looking to recruit scientists to conduct clinical trials.
Is the brain implant from the start-up Neuralink about to be introduced into a human brain? This is what suggests job advertisements posted online by Elon Musk’s company to recruit a director and a clinical trial coordinator.
This implant has already been introduced in sows and monkeys in the past. Last year, we could see a monkey playing with a computer thanks to this chip . While the videos had generated excitement on social media, there was nothing groundbreaking about these experiments. As a reminder, the objective is therapeutic and primarily aims to control robotic prostheses by brain activity for people with paralysis.
Elon Musk recently told the Wall Street Journal that he hopes to implant his device in the human brain this year. But he is used to throwing untenable deadlines. And Neuralink will have to obtain all the necessary authorizations, starting with that of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Bloomberg points out that clinical trial directors are typically hired early in the FDA contact process.
However, difficult to know where are the works of Neuralink. The company works in secrecy and does not publish articles, which particularly displeases the scientific community. Finally, Elon Musk regularly spreads sensational statements about this brain implant, calling for the fusion of man and machine or promising to cure depressives and boost our intellectual abilities. Something to singularly confuse the message of his company.