Elon Musk, the billionaire chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, claims another of his companies has wired up a monkey’s brain to ” play video games with his mind”. Neuralink Corporation, which Mr Musk owns, previously claimed to have implanted coin-sized wireless sensors inside the brains of two pigs , describing the sensors as “a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires”. In a speech on the private social app Clubhouse on Sunday evening, the entrepreneur said Neuralink has “a monkey with a wireless implant in their skull with tiny wires” which it is testing its technology on. “You can’t see where the implant is and he’s a happy monkey,” Mr Musk added, before stating that a further announcement would be made in the coming months. The billionaire told people on the call that an inspector from the US Department of Agriculture described the company’s laboratory as “the nicest monkey facility” they had ever examined. Advertisement “We went the extra mile for the monkeys,” Mr Musk said. “One of the things we’re trying to figure out is whether we can have the monkeys playing mind pong with each other? That would be pretty cool.” More from Elon Musk Elon Musk’s… Read full this story
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