Elon Musk's brain-implant lab claims this poor monkey's playing 'Pong' with its mind

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Elon Musk's brain-implant lab claims this poor monkey's playing 'Pong' with its mind

Elon Musk’s brain-implant lab, Neuralink, today released video appearing to show something the tech billionaire has been bragging about since 2019: a monkey playing a video game … with its mind.

In the video (and an accompanying one of the Neuralink signal readout, if you’re into that), a rhesus macaque named Pager is shown playing simple games on a screen while sucking on a straw that’s delivering a tasty banana smoothie as a reward. 

Pager, at first, uses a joystick to move a dot around a grid, placing it onto squares that light up one by one at random. In the next sequence, he’s still using the joystick — but as the gently British-accented narrator points out, the joystick apparatus is quite clearly unplugged. The implant, we’re told, is tr… Read More

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