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Musk’s Neuralink trains monkeys to communicate with machines

Billionaire Neuralink Elon Musk is getting closer to building real-world communication machines. The company posted a video on YouTube, showing a 9-year-old macaque named Pager playing a video game Pong. Neuralink claims that Pager plays Pong using nothing but his brain. The video begins with Pager roaming the screen on the screen and switching to him playing Pong on the same screen.

According to the video report, the company trained a macaque to manouevre the joystick using the banana smoothie reward, which is made from metal straw. This technique has been used to train monkeys to play video games. So, what we see in the video the monkey does the same, except that the toy stick is not connected to the system now. Neuralink machines are apparently embedded in the monkey’s brain, the motor cortex, which controls the movement of organs, etc., and transmits information to the machine by learning the function of the monkey’s brain.

Neuralink says its ultimate goal is to use this technology to allow people with disabilities to interact with machines using their brain function. “@Nuralural’s first product will enable a disabled person to use a smartphone with his or her mind faster than someone who uses thumbs,” Musk said on Friday. collections, enabling, for example, the disabled to be able to walk again, “he added.

However, the company is clearly far from bringing this technology to fruition, otherwise it would have published a science paper instead of posting a YouTube video. Experimental technologies like these are often documented, allowing some scientists to verify their authenticity and to discover potential gaps in systems.

Musk had first announced Neuralink in 2019, showing the world some of the company’s ultimate goals. This company is not the only one that works on brain machine interface too. Such programs are widely accepted as the future of human communication technology in the future, when cell phones and laptops have replaced computer devices around us.

In fact, Facebook recently introduced a wristwatch device that can read signals sent from the brain to human hands through the senses. The Facebook system hopes to allow users to interact with screens that can be built into walls and other areas, using gestures.

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