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

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

Technology
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...
Scientists use ultrasonic mind control on monkeys

Scientists use ultrasonic mind control on monkeys

Science
May 20 (UPI) -- Scientists have for the first time directed the decision making of monkeys using remote, ultrasonic brain stimulation. For the study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, researchers had a pair of macaque monkeys participate in a visual test designed to investigate basic decision making. The monkeys were made to look at a target at the center of a screen before being presented with a second and third target to the left and right sides of the screen, one following the other. Typically, macaques and other monkeys glance at the target that appears first, but researchers were able to alter the tendency by directing low-intensity ultrasound waves at the frontal eye fields of the two monkeys, the brain region that controls eye movement. "Brief, low-intensity ul...
Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam promises ‘open mind’ after election rout

Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam promises ‘open mind’ after election rout

World
Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has said the government will "seriously reflect" after local elections saw massive gains by pro-democracy candidates. Seventeen of the 18 district councils are now controlled by pro-democracy councillors, according to local media.The election, the first since the wave of anti-Beijing protests began, saw an unprecedented turnout of more than 71%.It is being seen as a stinging rebuke of Ms Lam's leadership and a show of support for the protest movement.Hong Kong's young winners and the scalps they tookHong Kong has seen months of increasingly violent protests since Ms Lam tried to introduce a controversial bill enabling extradition to China. I...
Never mind two games in two days, Liverpool – Manchester United legend Mark Hughes once played twice in ONE day

Never mind two games in two days, Liverpool – Manchester United legend Mark Hughes once played twice in ONE day

Sports
Liverpool have to play two games in two days on two different continents. But so what, Mark Hughes may wonder. He once played for Wales and Bayern Munich on the SAME day. This was certainly one way to resolve the club vs country debate and all it involved was a private plane, a changing room at 35,000 feet, a souped-up Lada and the out the box thinking of Uli Hoeness, who had just signed Hughes for Bayern from Barcelona on a season-long loan. Hulton Archive - Getty Hughes joined Bayern Munich on loan from Barcelona in 1987 In an era before international breaks, Hughes had already played and scored for his new club and expectations were high. And on 11 November, 1987, Wales were due to play a Euro 88 qualifier against Czechoslovakia in Prague on the s...