Described as an "artificial brain", Neuralink is an experimental neurotechnology startup co-founded by Elon Musk.

The device aims to connect the human brain with a computer chip. It's currently being tested in monkeys.

It's hoped that the technology will help paralyzed individuals use computers and other devices that respond to brain activity.

The Neuralink implant is made up of thousands of tiny wires. It's said to be as thin as human hair.

The electrodes are placed on electrodes inside the brain, and they're used to measure electrical signals from neurons.

Neuralink has been in development since 2016, but it didn't commit to any medical applications at that time.

 Neuralink has since partnered with UC Davis to conduct animal-based research. 

Scientists have been skeptical of the Neuralink chip's ability to meld human consciousness with artificial intelligence.

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