Elon Musk’s Neuralink approved by FDA for human trials (Video)

Elon musk's neuraling announcing it received FDA approval for its first inhuman clinical trial meaning that it will be able to test its implant in people's brains Angelica Milani is here with the details and what do we need to know obviously a massive Milestone here for the company that's right it is a huge milestone they're finally after four uh guesses and attempts by Mr musk as well as a failed or a rather a rejected uh filing last year the company is finally able to move forward in its human trials now this is just the first step as we know and they did let us know by Twitter of course yesterday uh saying in a tweet that they have received the approval which is the first step and that recruitment has not yet begun for the trial and they'll be giving out more information later so this is literally all we know right now about where that stands we do know that of course the company has faced a lot of pushback in the form of regulatory increase from the U.S department of Agriculture looking in to how it how it dealt with the animals that it used for the the initial you know animal trials as well as the Department of Transportation on whether or not they transported properly pathogens uh with that were used in uh monkeys as well as the um as well as Congress urging for Regulators to investigate the in the experiments and how quickly they came to be some report suggesting that it was a added additional pressure and discomfort for these animals because of the pace at which the company was trying to get to these human trials so a lot to wait and see on how this moves forward how many people will be enrolled or allowed to be enrolled in the trials and whether or not the company will look to the NIH and the government for assistance with these trials we know that they have already rejected any additional you know animal level trial help so gonna be interesting to see how how that pans out yeah Anjali this this is a fascinating space and certainly knurling not the only one that's been competing of course we know researchers for years have been testing the potential of implantation in brains but this is a big step for neuralink specifically what's the next step for the company that's right and to your point about the competitors there are a lot including major medical device company medtronics so there are some other players in the space some that have already gotten to uh the clinical trial uh Milestone first so definitely competitive already especially to the level uh that uh neuralink can you know feasibly get to right now I know there have been a lot of promises about being able to make uh you know people uh blind people see help those who are paralyzed a move again or uh you know be able to talk by text so there are different levels at which this could potentially get to but as of right now the the most basic one is is helping with that text portion and that's what the company is focused on so as it stands right now definitely a more of the short-term goals to focus on and making sure that they get to the recruitment phase of that trial so that's the immediate next step we have to watch out for something that we will continue to watch right on thank you