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Elon Musk expects to start implanting chips in human heads within 6 months


Elon Musk said that it is expected to start human trials using a wireless tool developed by his company, "Neuralink", which specializes in making brain slices, within 6 months, adding that one of the first targeted applications is to restore sight.

The company is developing brain chip interfaces that it says could give disabled patients the ability to move and communicate again.

Neuralink has conducted its experiments on animals in the past few years, and is seeking approval from US regulators to begin human trials.

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Musk launched "Neuralink" in 2016 (Al-Jazeera)

Musk said on Wednesday that the first two applications targeted in human trials using the "Neuralink" tool will be to restore vision and allow movement of the muscles of people who are unable to do so. "Even if a person has never seen, such as being born blind, we believe we can still restore sight to him," he added.

In Neuralink's last public presentation more than a year ago, the company demonstrated an experiment on a monkey that succeeded in playing a computer game by thinking on its own with a brain chip.