Elon Musk’s Neuralink, one of his many companies and currently the only one focusing on Mind Control (that we know of), has released a new blog post and video of some of its recent updates – Which includes using your hardware to make this possible. A monkey only to play pong with his brain.
In the video above, Neuralink demonstrates how it used its sensor hardware and brain implants to record the baseline of activity of its macarac (named ‘pager’) as it played a game on-screen, In which a token was to be carried in different parts, a joystick with your hand. Using that baseline data, Neuralink was able to use machine learning to predict where the pager was about to move the physical controller, and to be able to predict it accurately before the move was actually actually made. The researchers removed the paddle altogether, and eventually did the same thing with Pong, ultimately ending up in a place where the pager was now shaking his hand in the air on the paddle without air, and instead the in-game action Was completely controlling the link hardware and its mind through embedded neural threads.
The last time we saw about Neuralink, Musk himself was performing Link Take Live in August 2020, to show pigs how it was able to read signals from the brain based on various stimuli. This new demo with Pager underscores the direction that Tech refers to human applications, as the company shared on its blog, using the same technology to help paralyzed patients manipulate cursors on computers. Can be done to help, the example can also be applied to other paradigms, including touch controls on the iPhone and even using a virtual keyboard, according to the company.
Musk separately tweeted that he was, in fact, hopeful that an early version of Neuralink’s product would be able to allow someone to suffer from paralysis, compared to people who use their thumbs for input of a phone. Prohibits standard mode of use. He also stated that future iterations of the product would be able to enable communication between neurlinks in different parts of a patient’s body, for example, communication between an in-brain node and neural pathways in the legs, “Makes it possible for paraplegics to iterate.”
These are clearly bold claims, but the company cites a number of research that went through its current performances and near-term targets. Musk’s more ambitious claims, like all his estimates, should certainly be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism. He said he expected human trials to begin “as expected later this year”, for example – which is already two years later, as he was initially speculating that they might begin .