Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup shares video it says shows a monkey telepathically ‘typing’

A monkey demoing Neuralink’s brain chip at the company’s show-and-tell event on November 30, 2022.
Elon Musk shared a video he said showed a monkey with a brain chip selecting letters with its mind.
Musk clarified that the monkey was not spelling on its own.
The demo video was shown at Neuralink’s show-and-tell event on Wednesday night.

Elon Musk shared a video of a monkey demonstrating “telepathic typing” during Neuralink’s show-and-tell event on Wednesday night.

In the demo video, the monkey appears to type out words on a screen using only his mind, thanks to an implanted brain chip. Musk was quick to explain that the monkey was using his mind to move the computer cursor to a highlighted keys to spell out what the computer program wanted him to write.

“Technically, he can’t actually spell so I don’t want to over sell this thing.” Musk said.

The founder of the startup said the video shows how the Neuralink implant could help people who were quadriplegic use their phone, saying that…

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