CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, Elon Musk has claimed that his neurotechnology company Neuralink can ‘solve’ autism and Schizophrenia with a brain chip.
The claim is somewhat out of the ordinary as there is no cure for autism spectrum disorder. There’s currently no medication to treat it…if you are autistic, you are autistic for life!
Chips to solve problems related to brain diseases
Founded in 2016, Neuralink specializes in developing chips that can be implanted into the human brain to record brain activity and stimulate it.
Musk already holds a security clearance. He announced that Neuralink has begun testing with monkeys to treat memory loss and other neurological diseases through a chip that can be implanted in the brain.
Though Musk is known for thinking big and coming up with unusual solutions which are nothing short of spectacular, his latest claim about brainchip is the hardest to swallow.