Elon Musk’s Neuralink Starts to Malfunction in the First Patient: What’s the Latest?

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Starts to Malfunction in the First Patient: What’s the Latest?

Elon Musk’s brain chip initiative Neuralink started to malfunction in the first patient it was implanted in. Does the malfunction carry a life risk? Here are the details!

In recent months, we have heard several important news about Neuralink, one of Elon Musk’s initiatives. The fact that the first patient to whom the brain chip was implanted could play games on the computer with only the power of thought was a bombshell on the agenda.

Neuralink, which enables paralyzed patients to communicate using only the power of thought, especially by using their minds, faced its first problem the other day. It turned out that part of the brain implant of the first patient with the brain chip malfunctioned.

Neuralink Experienced Its First Failure

Earlier this year, it was announced that Neuralink was first implanted in a 29-year-old patient. About a month ago, we are also aware of the fact that this patient achieved two different successes in a row with only the power of thought.


According to a news shared yesterday, some messages from the 29-year-old patient’s brain started to retract. As a temporary solution, Neuralink is said to have changed the recording algorithm, improved the techniques for converting signals into cursor movements and improved the user interface.

It is also said that Neuralink is considering removing the implant from the patient in order to resolve this problem in the best way possible. However, it is also said that the malfunction does not pose any risk to the patient.

More information on whether the problem is permanent and how improvements will be made may be forthcoming in the coming days. Knowing that the 29-year-old paralyzed patient who was implanted with the brain chip is not at risk of life-threatening injuries seems to have saved Neuralink from the bad consequences of this malfunction for the time being.

Gül Demirci

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