Elon Musk says Neuralink could start implanting chips in human brains ‘later this year’
Elon Musk says that his neurotechnology company Neuralink could be launching human trials “later this year.” Musk shared the news in response to a Twitter user who said he’d be willing to participate in the human trials, which would implant an artificial intelligence chip in humans’ brains in hopes they could control technology just by thinking. “I was in a car accident 20 years ago and have been paralyzed from the shoulders ever since. I’m always available for clinical studies at @Neuralink,” Twitter user Hamoon Kamai wrote to Musk on Sunday. “Neuralink is working super hard to ensure implant safety & is in close communication with the FDA. If things go well, we might be able to do initial human trials later this year,” the Tesla CEO replied on Monday.