• Neuralink, founded by Elon Musk, plans to extend the trial of its brain-computer interface (BCI) implant, known as Telepathy, to 10 people this year, enabling them to interact with a computer using their thoughts. [infowars.com]
  • Noland Arbaugh, a quadriplegic, was the first person to receive Neuralink’s BCI implant, allowing him to control a computer with his mind, but the implant faced issues such as thread detachment and data leaks. [wired.com, popsci.com, newscontinue.com, timesofindia.indiatimes.com]
  • Neuralink has received FDA approval to implant its experimental brain chip in a second patient, after addressing the issues reported in the first patient’s implant. [es.gizmodo.com, gr.pcmag.com, nypost.com, gizmodo.com.au, benzinga.com, breitbart.com, news.yahoo.com, infowars.com]
  • Neuralink has over 1,000 applicants for the clinical trial and aims to equip ten patients with the brain chip by the end of the year. Its rival, Synchron, is gearing up for a large-scale clinical trial aiming for commercial approval of its implant. [engadget.com, in.mashable.com, axios.com, benzinga.com]
  • To address the implant issues, Neuralink plans to insert thinner-than-hair wires deeper into the next subject’s brain, and the company continues to push boundaries in the field of brain-machine interfaces despite setbacks. [news.yahoo.com, newscontinue.com, timesofindia.indiatimes.com]