New Delhi: A monkey’s video game is going viral. Elon Musk’s company Neuralink has released this video. Neuralink is developing a brain-machine interface implanted to connect the human brain to a computer. In this video a monkey is shown playing video games using his brain. Elon Musk also shared a video of the monkey playing pong games on Twitter.
The nine-year-old monkey (pager) was fitted with the Neuralink chip six weeks before the video was shot. He was previously taught to play on-screen games with a joystick. The video shows games being played using a monkey color box joystick. Neuralink used the machine vehicle to predict where the monkey would take the color box and already guessed the movements of his hands. Eventually, the joystick was disconnected from the computer shortly after, but the monkey continued to play pong using his brain.
— Neuralink (@neuralink) April 8, 2021
Elon Musk shared a link to a YouTube video on Twitter, “Monkeys writing pong with their brains.” His tweet has received more than 1.20 lakh likes and thousands of reactions.
Products are also being made for the paralyzed
In another tweet, Elon Musk said that a person suffering from Neuralink product paralysis will be able to use a smartphone with his brain and it will work faster than anyone using a thumb.
First @Neuralink product will enable someone with paralysis to use a smartphone with their mind faster than someone using thumbs
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 9, 2021