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The big advance in Elon Musk’s Pong-playing monkey is what you can’t see

Pongmaster — The company’s demo looks impressive, but most aspects have been done before. John Timmer – Apr 9, 2021 8:06 pm UTC On Thursday, one of Elon Musk’s companies, Neuralink, posted a video showing a monkey playing Pong using nothing but a brain implant connected wirelessly with the computer hosting the game. While it’s…

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Watch: Elon Musk’s Neuralink says this monkey is playing Pong with its mind

Neuralink, Elon Musk’s company focused on developing brain-machine interfaces, has posted a video to YouTube that appears to show a monkey navigating an on-screen cursor using only its mind. Pager, a 9-year-old macaque monkey, had a Neuralink implanted about six weeks before the video was shot, the video’s unnamed narrator says. He was first taught…

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No, Elon Musk’s Neuralink startup doesn’t have tech to ‘build real Jurassic Park’

Neuralink isn’t building dinosaurs, but it’s doing some cool brain experiments. Universal Pictures The last time we heard from Elon Musk’s brain-implant startup, Neuralink, it had implanted a small, coin-size device in a pig’s brain and listened in to the signals it produced. Musk said the implant was like “a Fitbit in your skull” during…

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink expects to start human trials this season

Elon Musk launched Neuralink back in 2017 with the goal of direct communication between the human brain and machines.

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Elon Musk’s volatile SpaceX rocket test reportedly violated its FAA permit

Back in December 2020, SpaceX staged a test in which it launched a rocket that’s meant to one day bring us closer to Mars than ever before. Then, on its way back down to earth, it exploded. When it comes to ambitious test flights like that of the 16-story-tall SN8 Starship, “success” is relative. Even…

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What Musk’s $100 million carbon capture prize could mean

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, now the world’s richest person with a net worth north of $180 billion, announced on Twitter that he plans to give away $100 million of it as a prize for the “best carbon capture technology.” He added in a subsequent tweet that he’ll provide more details next week, so it’s not…

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Elon Musk’s flamethrower was not a flamethrower, but that is Not stopping police

Photo by random stranger in the crowd Mark Harris has put together an amazing report for TechCrunch on the legal troubles that have befallen buyers of the Boring Company’s flame-throwing device. Part of what makes it worth a read is that it digs up stories you may have not heard about yet: a police raid…