The patient who was implanted with the brain technology of Neuralink, Elon Musk’s neurotechnology startup, can now control a computer mouse with his mind. Musk himself, founder of the company, announced this in a session on X.

“The patient appears to have made a full recovery with no adverse effects to our knowledge and is able to control the mouse and move it around the screen simply by thinking,” the billionaire reported.

Neuralink is the start-up co-founded by Musk in 2016 that claims to have developed a brain implant designed to allow humans to use their own neural signals to control external technologies. The purpose is mainly medical.

The ambition is to enhance human capabilities, cure neurological disorders such as ALS or Parkinson’s and perhaps one day achieve a symbiotic relationship between humans and artificial intelligence.

The announcement of first Neuralink implant on a human dates back to January 30th. The company announced months ago that it would begin recruiting volunteers for a clinical trial to test its device, a “brain-computer interface” to capture the electrical activity of neurons and convert those signals into commands to control an external device.

Neuralink and artificial intelligence. The interview with prof. Marco Re

The news of the first installation experiment on a human of the system produced by Neuralink, one of Elon Musk’s companies, has aroused curiosity and caused great alarm. We are once again talking about the dangers of a technology potentially capable of overlapping the human being – and perhaps even overtaking him in some fields.

Here, the interview with Professor Marco Re, professor of Digital Electronics at the Department of Electronic Engineering of the University of Rome Tor Vergata which explains how the new scientific principles and new technologies introduced work.

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