Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s Neuralink puts computer chips in an animal’s brain

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s neuroscience startup Neuralink on Friday i.e. 28th August announce publicly a pig named Gertrude that has had a coin-sized computer chip in its brain for two months, showing off an early and big step toward the goal of curing human diseases with the same type of implant.

Co-founded of Tesla Inc and SpaceX CEO Musk in 2016, San Francisco Bay Area-based Neuralink has an aim to implant wireless brain-computer interfaces which will include thousands of electrodes in the most complex human organ to help cure neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s, dementia and spinal cord injuries and ultimately fuse humankind with artificial intelligence.

Musk said on a webcast Friday i.e. 29th August, “An implantable device can actually solve these problems,” mentioning ailments such as memory loss, hearing loss, depression and insomnia

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