Neuralink May Start Human Trials Soon for Brain Implant Chips

Elon Musk’s brain-implant company Neuralink showed off a monkey using the technology to play ping pong with its mind last year, and a new report shows that the company is inching closer to beginning trials with humans.

Neuralink is currently hiring for a clinical trial director, signalling the company could be nearing plans to begin human trials of the technology, according to Bloomberg.

The job description is based in Fremont, California, with the position largely dedicated to overseeing human trials of Neuralink’s promised medical device.

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In the job description, Tesla states that the applicant would “work closely with some of the most innovative doctors and top engineers,” going on to add that the person in the role would work with “Neuralink’s first Clinical Trial participants.”

Despite Musk’s comments last month that he hoped 2022 would be the year Neuralink would begin implanting human brains with the device, though if it doesn’t come true, it wouldn’t be Musk’s first time predicting something to begin earlier than it was released.

In addition to the position for a clinical trial director, Neuralink has also shared a listing for a clinical trial coordinator, as well as a number of other positions based in Fremont.