Elon Musk has finally revealed the brain-machine that can connect humanity with the technology. The Neuralink computer chip was planted inside the brain of a pig named Gertrude.
Neuralink is a device that will be surgically implanted into your brain and with it, you’ll be able to communicate with the machines and even control them. It also helps to study the electrical signals in the brain and arrive at solutions that can help cure various medical problems.
The chip was planted inside its skull that created a wireless digital signal between the computer and the brain to show the brain activity on the screen.
Musk also said that getting Neuralink implanted is “like a Fitbit, but in your skull.”
He also unveiled the robot that will carry out the surgical implantation with more precision.
How does Neuralink chip works?
The Neuralink chip communicates with the brain cells with 1,024 thin electrodes that penetrate the outer layer of the brain. It is connected via Bluetooth to another device. The company said that they are exploring other radio technologies to increase the number of data links.
Elon Musk also said that the device could help to solve a number of the neurological problem’s from memory loss to strokes to addiction, or monitor a user’s health and warn them if they’re having a heart attack.
Elon Musk’s goal also includes curing “neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s, dementia and spinal cord injuries and ultimately fuse humankind with artificial intelligence.”
Elon Musk also said that the company is looking to recruit robotics, electrical and software engineers to work on the device and refine the surgical procedure for the implementation.
Elon Musk also said that during the initial launch the device would be quiet expensive but he wants to decrease the price to a few thousand dollars.