Elon Musk’s Neuralink company, which develops an invasive neural interface (a microchip implanted in the human brain to control external devices with the power of thought), has posted a vacancy for the director of clinical trials, Bloomberg reports. This means that the company is preparing to start human trials of its device.
The job description states that the applicant will “work closely with some of the most advanced physicians and leading engineers” as well as “participants in the first Neuralink clinical trials.”
Recall that last year Neuralink published a video in which the monkey controls the cursor on the TV screen and plays ping-pong on the screen with the help of an implant in his head.
Last December, Elon Musk said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that human clinical trials of the brain-computer interface should begin as early as 2022.