By Isobel Asher Hamilton – December 7, 2021
- Elon Musk said Neuralink hopes to start implanting its brain chips in humans in 2022.
- He said the first humans to receive the chips would be people with severe spinal cord injuries.
- Musk has previously given earlier timeframes for Neuralink to implant its chips in humans.
Elon Musk has said that Neuralink, his brain-interface technology company, hopes to start implanting its microchips in human beings next year.
Neuralink, cofounded by Musk in 2016, is developing a chip that would be implanted in people’s brains to simultaneously record and stimulate brain activity. It is intended to have medical applications such as treating serious spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders.