Elon Musk has made waves once again with the announcement that his company Neuralink has implanted the first brain chip into a human being.

The implant operation has proven successful, with Musk releasing a statement that promising neuron spike detection has been found in the patient’s brain.

It offers hope to sufferers of Motor Neuron Disease as it can help restore control of body movement.


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Produced By: Georgia Heighway

Featured In Story: Dr Sarah Hellewell Research Fellow Curtin University

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 30 January 2024