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Watch: Elon Musk’s Neuralink Says This Monkey Is Playing Pong With His Mind

Elon Musk’s company Neuralink, which focuses on creating brain – machine interfaces, has released a video on YouTube showing a monkey using only his mind to direct the cursor on the screen.

Pager, a 9-year-old macaque monkey, told the video’s untitled story that he was fitted with a neuralink six weeks before the video was taken. He was first taught to play video games with a joystick for a banana crisp reward given by a metal straw. As he did so, the neuralink device recorded information about which neurons were firing – learning, basically, to predict hand movements by recording which areas were firing. After learning the shapes, the joystick pager used for playing was disconnected from the computer. The monkey seems to be playing using only his mind – playing the pong game without any joystick.

This style of scientific publication is extraordinary; In general, such videos are a supplement to peer-reviewed documents published in scientific journals. Those documents contain data that can be tested by other scientists. It is believed that a monkey could play video games using a brain implant – above all, for a paralyzed man Already used a robotic arm and non-neural link brain implant to drink beer. Pong is a classic of brain-machine interfaces – 2006, Matthew Knuckle did a similar feat with four days worth of training.

In July 2019, Musk said it A monkey was already able to control a computer With its brain and neural link implants. Since then, we are Demonstrations of neuralink technology were observed in pigs. Musk tweeted today that Neuralink might allow a paralyzed person to tweet rather than use a thumb on a smartphone. In a series of tweets, he said he sends signals from the neuralinks in the brain to the neurallinks in the major body neurological clusters, “thus, for example, helping paramedics walk again.”