Neuralink update: Monkey moves cursor and plays Pong

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Neuralink has released a new video and other updates of a monkey moving a cursor and playing pong via a brain implant.
Here is Reuters article and here is an in-depth commentary by an expert.

Playing pong with brain implants isn't new (here is a 2006 demonstration), but doing so with an implant that's invisible, works wirelessly, with a very low power consumption, while at the same time having 10 times more channels - that's new. A first human implant could follow within 1-2 years based on the analysis video above. Most likely someone who is paralyzed. They wouldn't move their limbs as calibration signal, but you can ask them to think about that action.
 
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With a human, there are other options. There may be an advantage in interfacing to a language area instead of a motor area - to allow the person to develop an intentional code that can be used to control a variety of prosthetics - including speech synthesizers.
 

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