Earlier this week, Tech billionaire and Tesla founder Elon Musk announced that his company Neuralink has successfully implanted its wireless brain chip in a human.
The significant milestone was disclosed to the public via X (formerly known as Twitter) after the patient’s brain activity was detected at the completion of the procedure.
“The first human received an implant from @Neuralink yesterday and is recovering well. Initial results show promising neuron spike detection.” He said.
Although Neuralink is yet to make a formal announcement, Elon Musk said the patient was recovering well after the brain chip was implanted.
Here’s all you need to know about the brain chip
The device is called Telepathy, a concept related to the transmission of thoughts from one human mind to another without verbal or non-verbal communication.
Thousands of people volunteered for the human trial after it was announced last year in September.
The implanted brain chip will enable a human-computer interface and resolve difficulties, especially health conditions such as paralysis.
Elon Musk has said the device would help the human mind give commands to computers, phones, and other gadgets virtually.
According to a Reuters report, testing the brain chip led to the death of almost 1,500 animals, especially mammals such as pigs, sheep, and monkeys.
The US Department of Agriculture however said there was no violation of animal research rules at the firm.