WATCH: How Elon Musk's Neuralink brain-chip enabled first paralysed patient to play this game?

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Noland Arbaugh, first person to receive Neuralink's brain-chip implant moves cursor on computer to play chess wiithout using hands. — X/@historyinmemes

Elon Musk's brain-chip company Neuralink has shared a remarkable update about their patient who received the company's first implant in January, the BBC reported.

Noland Arbaugh, who was paralysed after a diving accident, demonstrated how he uses his Neuralink brain-chip to play chess on a computer in a nine-minute livestream on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The goal of the company is to connect human brains to computers to help tackle complex neurological conditions.

"The surgery was super easy," Arbaugh said during the presentation.

Describing his endeavours with his brain-chip, the 29-year-old patient revealed that he was able to play the video game Civilization VI for eight hours thanks to Neuralink.

However, he noted that the new technology had "some issues" and was not perfect.

The company's device, which is about the size of a coin, is inserted into Arbaugh's skull, with microscopic wires which can read neuron activity and beam back a wireless signal to a receiving unit.

In May 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Neuralink the permission to test the chip on humans after the company ran trials in pigs and monkeys.

As a result of the trials, the company claimed that monkeys were able to play a basic version of the video game Pong.

Neuralink aims to refine and ultimately commercialise this technology.