As a matter of fact, Neuralink, Elon Musk’s start-up developing implantable brain-machine interfaces to connect the human brain to computers. Moreover, They have released a video that shows a monkey playing a video game using only its mind.
Additionally, Elon Musk shared the video of the monkey playing Pong on Twitter this morning. In fact, A monkey is literally playing a video game telepathically using a brain chip.
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Furthermore, Elon musk’s Neuralink develops a fully implanted, wireless, high-channel-count brain-machine interface (BMI). Also, it will enable people with paralysis to directly use their neural activity to operate computers and mobile devices with speed and ease.
Pager, a nine-year-old macaque monkey, had a Neuralink implanted about six weeks before the video was filmed.
In a word, He was first taught to play an on-screen game with a joystick. The video shows Pager initially using the joystick to move a colored square in the video game.
Neuralink used machine learning to anticipate where the monkey would move the square and predict its hand movements by the same token.
Eventually, the joystick was disconnected from the computer, as you can see. However, the monkey appears to continue playing Pong using only his mind.
“Above all, We are pleased to reveal the Link’s capability to enable a macaque monkey. By the same token, Named Pager, to move a cursor on a computer screen with a neural activity using a 1,024 electrode fully-implanted neural recording and data transmission device,” Neuralink said in a statement.
Overall, In that video, Neuralink demonstrated its ability to record and try to predict actions based on a wired chip implanted in Gertrude’s brain.
But Musk said the video-game-playing monkey got a wireless chip that enabled it to control an electronic interface with its mind only.
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“Monkey plays Pong with his mind,” wrote Elon Musk while sharing the link to the YouTube video on Twitter. “Above all, A monkey is literally playing a video game telepathically using a brain chip!!” he added.
In summary, The tweet has racked up over 60,000 ‘likes’ and hundreds of stunned reactions.
Altogether, Elon Musk’s human-computer-interface company, Neuralink, seems to be off to a strong start.
Besides, “We’ve already got a monkey with a wireless implant in their skull and the tiny wires, who can play video games using his mind,” Musk said in an interview on the “Good Time Show” on the app Clubhouse on Sunday night.
Moreover, “One of the things we’re trying to figure out is can we have the monkeys play mind ‘Pong’ with each other,” he said. “That would be pretty cool.”
“This is insane,” wrote one Twitter user, while another said, “We don’t even know what we’re going to achieve with technology in a few years, I’m so exited!!”
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In a separate tweet, Elon Musk said that the first Neuralink product would allow “someone with paralysis to use a smartphone with their mind faster than someone using thumbs.”
“Later versions will be able to shunt signals from Neuralinks in the brain to Neuralinks in body motor/sensory neuron clusters, thus enabling, for example, paraplegics to walk again,” the billionaire entrepreneur added.
In either case, According to Neural-ink, by modeling the relationship between different patterns of neural activity and intended movement directions, they were able to predict an intended movement.
“We can go further than simply predicting the most likely intended movement given the current pattern of brain activity: we can use these predictions to control, in real-time, the movements of a computer cursor, or in the video, a Mind Pong paddle,” they said.