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31 Jan 2024

How Does Neuralink Brain's Implant Work?

Elon Musk's [Neuralink](https://neuralink.com/) claims a milestone in brain-computer interfaces by [implanting a wireless chip in a human](https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/this-brain-chip-is-promising-to-bring-the-human-mind-closer-to-computers-how-does-it-work/vbyqiqts2), potentially transforming interactions with technology. Neuralink's device, the size of five stacked coins implanted by a surgical robot, aims to monitor brain activity and stimulate movement intentions. Initially focusing on enabling computer control via thought for people with neurological conditions, its broader ambitions include treating ALS or Parkinson's and achieving human-AI symbiosis. The technology competes in a growing field that includes companies like [Synchron](https://synchron.com/), which has already deployed BCI implants without invasive surgery.

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