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Elon Musk’s Neuralink ‘shows monkey playing Pong with mind’

Elon Musk’s Neuralink ‘shows monkey playing Pong with mind’

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NeuralinkNeuralink, Elon Musk's computer to brain interface firm, has released a video it claims shows a monkey playing the video game Pong with its mind.Its brain signals were sent wirelessly via an implanted device.The hope is that the interface could eventually allow people with neurological conditions to control phones or computers remotely.One expert said the fact no wires were used represented "significant progress", but more data was needed.The macaque monkey, named Pager, was first taught to play the video game with a joystick, and was rewarded with a fruit smoothie.During this process, the Neuralink device recorded the information about which neurons were firing to control which movements.Then the joystick was disconnected, leaving the monkey to control gameplay with its mind only...
Elon Musk’s brain implant firm teaches monkey to play Pong with its mind

Elon Musk’s brain implant firm teaches monkey to play Pong with its mind

Technology
Elon Musk's brain implant company Neuralink has released a video showing how it has taught a monkey - Pager, a nine-year-old macaque - to play the video game Pong with its mind.The video follows Mr Musk's assertion in February that the company has "a monkey with a wireless implant in their skull with tiny wires" that it uses to play video games. Neuralink Corporation, which Elon Musk owns alongside his SpaceX and Tesla businesses, previously claimed to have implanted coin-sized wireless sensors inside the brains of two pigs, describing the sensors as "a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires". Image: 'He's a happy monkey,' says Elon Musk At the time of the video, Pager was six weeks on from having had the Neuralink devices installed - o...
Elon Musk denies Tesla cars are used for spying in China

Elon Musk denies Tesla cars are used for spying in China

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EPAElon Musk, the chief executive of the US electric carmaker Tesla, says his firm would be "shut down" if its vehicles were used for spying on China.His comments came in response to reports that China's military had banned Tesla cars from its facilities.The military had raised security concerns about the data collected by cameras installed in the cars.China is Tesla's largest market after the US, accounting for about a quarter of the firm's global sales in 2020.On Saturday, Mr Musk said if a business did engage in spying on a foreign government, "the negative effects for that company would be extremely bad"."There's a very strong incentive for us to be very confidential with any information," Mr Musk told an influential Chinese business forum via video link. "If Tesla used cars to spy in ...
Elon Musk’s Starlink in talks with UK to solve broadband problems

Elon Musk’s Starlink in talks with UK to solve broadband problems

Technology
The UK is in talks with Elon Musk's satellite broadband company Starlink to provide connectivity in hard-to-reach areas.It comes as Boris Johnson has promised a £5bn "rocket boost" for parts of the country with slow broadband - the latest pledge in his "levelling up" agenda. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden believes the satellite constellation project by the billionaire SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk is one of the best ways to deliver coverage in hard-to-reach areas, although alternatives are being considered.The government is also assessing whether High Altitude Platforms, such as balloons or autonomous aircraft, could help deliver coverage in rural regions like the Scottish Highlands. Image: The UK is in talks with Elon Musk's com...
Elon Musk says he has wired up a monkey’s brain to play video games

Elon Musk says he has wired up a monkey’s brain to play video games

Technology
Elon Musk, the billionaire chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, claims another of his companies has wired up a monkey's brain to " play video games with his mind".Neuralink Corporation, which Mr Musk owns, previously claimed to have implanted coin-sized wireless sensors inside the brains of two pigs, describing the sensors as "a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires". In a speech on the private social app Clubhouse on Sunday evening, the entrepreneur said Neuralink has "a monkey with a wireless implant in their skull with tiny wires" which it is testing its technology on. Image: Neuralink had previously unveiled a pig with a computer chip in its brain. Pic: Neuralink "You can't see where the implant is and he's a happy monkey," Mr Musk...