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Elon Musk’s brain chip firm Neuralink lines up clinical trials in humans

The billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s brain chip startup is preparing to launch clinical trials in humans.

Musk, who co-founded Neuralink in 2016, has promised that the technology “will enable someone with paralysis to use a smartphone with their mind faster than someone using thumbs”.

The Silicon Valley company, which has already successfully implanted artificial intelligence microchips in the brains of a macaque monkey named Pager and a pig named Gertrude, is now recruiting for a “clinical trial director” to run tests of the technology in humans.

Read more at The Guardian

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