Neuralink patient plays chess using his thoughts alone

Neuralink Breakthrough involving the user playing chess using his thoughts
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Neuralink, Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface (BCI) venture, recently showcased a groundbreaking development via live stream. Noland Arbaugh, a quadriplegic patient, played chess and ‘Civilization VI’ using only his thoughts, thanks to Neuralink’s innovative technology. In this article, let’s dive into discussing the latest Neuralink developments in more detail. 

Neuralink breakthrough overview

The technology behind the feat

Neuralink’s technology operates by implanting a chip into the brain to decode thought patterns into digital signals. Arbaugh’s live demonstration exemplified this, revealing a connection between his thoughts and digital commands.

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Arbaugh’s successful interaction with digital interfaces highlights the potential of Neuralink’s technology to empower individuals with paralysis or neurological conditions. This achievement signifies a significant leap towards restoring independence and control through the power of thought.

Neuralink Breakthrough

In parallel, the British newspaper Guardian reported on Arbaugh’s personal journey with Neuralink. Following a diving accident that left him paralyzed below the shoulder, Arbaugh received a Neuralink implant in January. Through this implant, he could control a computer mouse using his thoughts, as demonstrated during the live stream.

Regulatory Concerns

While the demonstration garnered acclaim, experts have cautioned against hailing it as a “breakthrough” just yet. Neuroscience experts emphasized the need for further development and learning to maximize post-implantation control.

Additionally, regulatory concerns surfaced following reports of issues found by US Food and Drug Administration inspectors at Neuralink. Not to mention the death of ungodly amount monkeys during its trial phase. 

Neuralink Breakthrough: Conclusion

Neuralink’s recent demonstration including the chess and ‘Civilization’ gameplay marks a notable advancement in BCI technology, offering hope for individuals with neurological conditions while prompting discussions about regulatory oversight and continued development. 

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