Elon Musk’s Brain Chip Firm Neuralink Prepares To Begin Clinical Trials In Humans
Elon Musk’s brain chip firm Neuralink is now hiring a clinical trial director, suggesting that the company’s long-standing goal of implanting chips in human brains is close to becoming a reality.
The new clinical trial director position would be in charge of overseeing the company’s long-promised human trials of its medical device.
“As the Clinical Trial Director, you’ll work closely with some of the most innovative doctors and top engineers, as well as working with Neuralink’s first Clinical Trial participants! You will lead and help build the team responsible for enabling Neuralink’s clinical research activities”, the advert for the role says.
Musk has previously said that Neuralink’s brain implant enables monkeys to play video games using nothing but their thoughts. Musk hopes that the implant will also be capable of treating a variety of neurological disorders, including paralysis.
“I think we have a chance with Neuralink to restore full-body functionality to someone who has a spinal cord injury,” Musk said at Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council summit. “Neuralink’s working well in monkeys, and we’re actually doing just a lot of testing and just confirming that it’s very safe and reliable and the Neuralink device can be removed safely.”