Elon Musk implanted a chip in the brain of a monkey and taught it video games

Company Neuralink, owned by the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk, successfully conducted an experiment on the introduction of a neural implant in the brain of a monkey. About this on Monday, February 1, writes Bloomberg, citing the words of the entrepreneur.

“It is able to play video games using its brain,” Musk said.

He clarified that the chip is completely hidden under the primate’s skin and does him no harm. According to the founder of Space X, the monkey is fine. In addition, Musk assured that the animals are kept in the best conditions.

He also explained that the improvement of chipping technology is aimed at eliminating brain and spinal cord injuries and replenishing lost abilities.

In August 2020, Musk reported on a successful experiment to implant a chip into the brain of a pig. The installed neural implants allowed scientists to monitor the activity of the animal’s touch centers of the brain wirelessly, tracking what the pig touched with its heel.