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Man with Elon Musk’s brain chip plays online chess using mind

Man with Elon Musk’s brain chip plays online chess using mind

New York: A paralysed man carrying Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain chip in his brain played online chess using his mind, Bloomberg reported.

Noland Arbaugh, who is facing quadriplegia or cervical spinal cord impairment, used ‘computer to play chess and the game Civilization VI’.

Neuralink, Musk reportedly said, will work with patients facing severe physical limitations like cervical spinal cord impairment.

A video streamed on Musk ‘s social platform ‘x’ showed 29-year-old Noland Arbaugh using a computer to play alongside chess, the game Civilization VI, which he ‘had given up on playing’.

‘It has already changed my life’, Arbaugh was quoted as saying, adding ‘The surgery was super easy.’

He said he left the hospital a day after the Neuralink procedure in January,

As for the technology, he said that there was "still work to be done" to fine-tune it.

A ‘freak diving accident’ eight years ago left Arbaugh with a spinal cord injury.

Neuralink is not the only company to develop brain devices that can employ thoughts to control cursor.

The companies including BrainGate deployed various types of implants demonstrating cursor control by thoughts in other humans.

However, Neuralink promises more potential applications in future as it contains more electrodes than other devices.

Musk on Wednesday hinted at a device for the capability to restore vision, writing on X: ‘Blindsight is the next product after Telepathy’ .

A Facebook page for Arbaugh said that the accident that paralysed him had taken place at a children’s camp in June 2016.

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