Elon Musk’s Neuralink company announced that it has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. to be able to start experimenting with implanting a microchip in the human brain for the first time
Elon Musk’s Neurallink, the maker of brain implants It said it had received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first human testing. The goal is to help restore people’s vision and movement by connecting their brains to computers. However, the company said it had no immediate plans to start recruiting participants. The FDA still has no comment.
According to a Reuters report in March. referring to several current and former employees Previous experimental proposals of neural link to get approval from the FDA Rejected for security reasons.
Neural Link hopes to use microchips to treat conditions such as paralysis and blindness. and enable people with disabilities to use computers and mobile technology. The chip has been tested in monkeys. It is designed to interpret the signals produced in the brain and relay the information to the device via Bluetooth.
Musk has previously suggested the technology could help ease concerns about human beings being replaced by artificial intelligence.
Neurallink said on Twitter on Thursday. to this technology that “An important first step that will one day enable our technology to help many people,” said the approval. “Amazing performance by the neural link team. in close cooperation with the FDA.”
The company also said it would provide more information “very soon” about its plans to sign up for the trial. The company’s website promises “safety, accessibility, and reliability” are all important aspects during the engineering process.
Experts warn that neural link brain implants Comprehensive testing is required to overcome technical and ethical challenges. If you want it to be widely used
Neurallink has previously estimated that the company will be able to begin operating chip implants several times. The initial goal is to begin implanting chips in human brains in 2020, following an announcement made the year before. The company later announced that the project would start in 2022.
The company suffered another setback in December last year. After reportedly being investigated for animal welfare violations during the experiment The company has previously denied similar allegations.
Neural Link Progress Announcement It follows recent news of similar advances involving a brain transplant by Swiss researchers. After a paralyzed man from the Netherlands was able to walk. through commands from the brain With an implant system that transmits his thoughts wirelessly to his legs and feet.
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