Elon Musk‘s neuroscience startup Neuralink has revealed the “dramatically simplified” design for an implant that aims to create brain-to-machine interfaces, alongside the robot that inserts it and several pigs that have the device installed. Musk shared updates of the implant, which Neuralink is developing to connect human brains with computer interfaces via artificial intelligence during an online presentation in 2021. In the presentation, the entrepreneur and Tesla founder unveiled the new design of the chip, as well as the full-scale surgical robot and a group of pig test subjects.
I, for one, was not OK with this kind of creepy mash-up. Nothing against pigs but it seemed like Animal Farm in action. Fast forward to 2022, and I am more chill with using this kind of thing to perform surgery. Have a look at this here.