Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of Electric Car maker company Tesla, has released a video that has surprised many.
In the video that has been made public, a Monkey can be seen playing a video game with his own mind. Musk has shared a video of Neuralink emplaned Monkey playing a video pong game on Twitter.
Remember that Neuralink is a company that is developing a transplantable brain-machine interface that will connect the human brain to a computer.
The story of a monkey playing video games
The nine-year-old monkey named pager was implanted with a Neuralink machine about six weeks before the video was taken.
It is clear from the video that Pager was initially taught to play onscreen games with the help of joysticks.
Pager can be seen in the video using Joey Stick to move the colored squares in the video game.
After a while, the joystick is removed from the computer, but the pager continues the pong game with his own mind.
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“We are pleased to announce that Neurallink has succeeded in enabling a monkey named Pager to move its cursor on a computer screen through its own neurological activity,” Neuralink said in an official statement. A neural recording and data transmission device with 1,024 electrodes were implanted in the monkey.
Tesla CEO Musk shared the video and wrote on Twitter – The monkey has played pong with his mind. In fact, a monkey is playing a video game using a brain chip.
— Neuralink (@neuralink) April 8, 2021
In another tweet, Musk said that people with paralysis would be able to use smartphones with the help of their brains with the help of devices manufactured by Neuralink and that they would be able to use their smartphones faster than ordinary people. According to him, Neuralink’s equipment will also make paralyzed people able to walk.