🤖 Paralyzed man can walk again thanks to AI
PLUS: A Human AI brain chip just got FDA approved
What’s the one thing the Swiss are better at making than fancy watches?
Human spines, apparently…
In today's rundown:
🤖 Swiss scientists rebuild spinal cord with AI
🧠 Neuralink gets the FDA go-ahead
🌮 Tako the TikTok counterpart takes the stage
🛠️ 12 fresh new AI tools & resources
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Scientists in Switzerland have recently helped Gert-Jan Oskam, who had been paralyzed from the waist down for over a decade, regain control over his lower body… with the help of AI. Check it out.
Oskam has been paralyzed from the waist down since 2011 from a motorcycle accident.
Recently, scientists have found a way to create a "digital bridge" between Oskam's brain and spinal cord, bypassing injured sections and allowing him to walk again.
The researchers captured Oskam's thoughts and, using an AI “thought decoder,” translated them into spinal cord stimulation, reestablishing voluntary movement. Better yet, he’s shown signs of neurological recovery, being able to walk (on crutches) with the implant turned off.
If anyone could help rebuild a spinal cord with AI, it’s the Swiss.
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Elon Musk's brain-implant company, Neuralink, has finally received FDA approval to initiate its first-in-human clinical study.
Musk and his army of scientists have been gunning for the FDA green light since 2019, after countless rejections for… obvious reasons (we’d hope).
Neuralink is working on helping people with impaired vision see, solving many neurological disorders, such as depression, and eventually helping paralyzed people walk like our good ol’ Swiss friends.
While Neuralink has stated that they aren’t quite ready for a clinical trial yet, with Musk’s clear conviction in the project, we will surely see some moves on the technological chessboard soon.
TikTok is joining the AI chatbot craze by testing its own chatbot called "Tako."
Tako appears on the right-hand side of the TikTok interface, allowing users to ask questions or seek recommendations. (Super innovative, we must say.)
The bot is being tested in global markets but is not yet available in the US.
The company plans to use this new technology to “radically change search and navigation,” allowing users to ask the chatbot questions and be redirected to relevant videos.
It seems like every tech company is rolling out its own AI chatbots nowadays. Anyone feel left out of the party? At this rate, we may have to launch our own…
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