In a statement released earlier this week, the PCRM said the complaint was based on “nearly 600 pages of disturbing material”, and that most of the 23 monkeys on which the experiments were carried out between 2017 and 2020 had parts of their skulls removed.
“The documents reveal that monkeys had their brains mutilated in shoddy experiments and were left to suffer and die,” said PCRM research coordinator Jeremy Beckham.
Although Neuralink has yet to perform human trials, a job posting last month suggested the company was approaching that stage.
“You will work closely with some of the most innovative doctors and engineers, as well as early participants in Neuralink clinical trials!” says the clinical trials director job posting.
Musk has previously declared a goal of merging artificial intelligence with humans, and said on Twitter that his company’s brain chips would allow paralyzed people to use a smartphone with their mind faster than anyone could with their brains. hands.
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He also pointed to the possibility of using technology to restore brain and motor function to disabled or injured people.