Elon Musk recently shared an update about Neuralink's first patient. In a quick interview with Fab TV, Musk revealed his optimism about Neuralink's first patient in its human trials.
“We hope to have results later this week from the first patient. So far things are looking positive. I hope by the end of this week we will be able to report that Neuralink's first patient is able to control a phone and computer,” Musk commented.
On January 30, 2024, Elon Musk posted on X that Neuralink's first patient He successfully received the company's transplant and has been recovering well. No other information about the patient was revealed.
Neuralink announced it would recruit patients for its first human clinical trials last year. The company was specifically looking for candidates who were either quadriplegic due to cervical spinal cord injury or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Patients who receive Nueralink implants must be able to use computers and phones with their minds. Given its potential, Neuralink's first product is called Telepathy.
In 2021, Neuralink released a video of a nine-year-old macaque Pager, Bong plays with his mind. The video displays telepathic abilities.
“You can control your phone or computer, and through them almost any device, just by thinking. The first users will be those who have lost the ability to use their limbs. Imagine if Stephen Hawking was able to communicate faster than a fast typist or a salesman.” By auction. That's the goal,” Musk explained in the X post.