'Disconcerting and alarming': Experts question the safety of using Elon Musk's Neuralink brain chips in humans – after 1,500 animals were KILLED during rushed trials t.co/5WRG6gqO47 pic.twitter.com/RFHWK29fs2
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Elon Musk’s Neuralink hit the headlines this morning, after the entrepreneur announced that his firm had implanted a chip in the brain of a human for the first time.
Having gained FDA approval, Musk announced that a device called ‘Telepathy’ had been implanted and that the unnamed patient was recovering well.
But after Neuralink’s early trials saw 1,500 animals killed during rushed experiments, experts have raised serious concerns about the implant’s safety.
Speaking to MailOnline, Dr Dean Burnett, honorary research associate at Cardiff University, called the human trials ‘disconcerting and alarming.’
‘The speed at which [Musk] has gone from having no involvement in neurosurgical implants to making massive global statements is disconcerting and alarming,’ he said.