Elon Musk says the Neuralink chip can restore vision

Elon Musk says the Neuralink chip can restore vision

When Neuralink developed the brain chip, the goal was to help people with some type of paralysis, such as quadriplegia. But recently, transplant capabilities have developed even further. Now, according to Elon Musk, the device can also restore vision in cases of blindness.

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The new Neuralink device may allow vision to be restored (Photo: rafapress/Shutterstock)

She saw the monkeys again

The billionaire's statement, which he made in a post on the X website (formerly Twitter), was based on tests conducted so far only on monkeys. According to him, the Blindsight implant allowed blind animals to see again.

Initially, Musk revealed that the resolution of the images transmitted to the brain was low, similar to “Nintendo's initial graphics.” However, expectations are that it could exceed human vision in the future.

The businessman added, “No monkey died or was seriously injured as a result of the Neuralink device.” The information is from euronews.

  • The ability of the Neuralink chip to allow humans to control the movement of objects with their minds has sparked controversy around the world.
  • Although they were excited about the news, scientists also expressed concern about the device.
  • In an interview with Nature, scientists questioned Musk's transparency regarding the experiment.
  • The trial testing human brain slices has not been registered in the ClinicalTrials.gov repository, which is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health in the United States, for example.
  • The repository serves as a technical reference for many entities.
  • Neuroengineer from Oxford University in the United Kingdom, Tim Dennison, confirms that there is no information, for example, about where the company will implement the applications and what results will be evaluated.
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