Neuralink’s First Brain Implant Is Working. Elon Musk’s Transparency Isn’t

The first person to receive a Neuralink brain implant has apparently recovered and can now control a computer mouse using their thoughts, according to Elon Musk, the company’s cofounder.

“Progress is good and the patient seems to have made a full recovery, with no ill effects that we are aware of,” Musk said on February 19 in a Spaces audio conversation on X, in response to a question about the participant’s condition. “[The] patient is able to move a mouse around the screen just by thinking.”

The neuroscience firm, based in Fremont, California, has been tight-lipped about the testing and development of its brain implant, with

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