Elon Musk claims Neuralink is 6 months away from being put into a human brain

Elon Musk said that Neuralink is nearing its human trials phase and could put a chip into a human brain in six months, The Washington Post reported Dec. 1. 

Mr. Musk said that Neuralink, which is developing implants that could connect the human brain to computers, is aiming to start human trials in roughly six months. 

He also said he has filed most of the required paperwork with the Food and Drug Administration and that he is "confident" that the brain chips are ready for humans. 

It is unclear whether the FDA is considering a request to begin human trials, and in the past, Mr. Musk has made similar announcements stating that human trials would begin in 2020 and later.

During the same announcement, Mr. Musk said the brain implant startup is hiring, and that it isn't necessary for people to know about biology or neuroscience to work for the company. 

"When you look at the skills that are needed to make Neuralink work," he said, "it's actually a lot of the same skills that are required to make a modern smartwatch or phone work."

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