Elon Musk unveils brain-reading chip in pigs

Elon Musk has revealed new wireless technology, which he hopes will help people with severe neurological conditions, has been implanted into pigs.

The Tesla and SpaceX founder showed off the technology during a demonstration from his startup Neuralink which appeared aimed at recruiting new staff.

The entrepreneur showed off a prototype of the device, about the size of a large coin, which had been surgically placed inside several pigs shown in an enclosure behind him.

He said of one pig: “We have a healthy and happy pig, initially shy but obviously high energy and, you know, kind of loving life, and she’s had the implant for two months.”

He described the chip as “a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires”.

He said: “The neurons are like wiring, and you sort of need an electronic thing to solve an electronic problem.”

Neuralink has sought approval from the US Food and

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Difference between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs as leaders

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has had the opportunity to meet and work alongside major tech giants, including late Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. In an interview with Bloomberg, Gates was asked whether his contemporary Elon Musk could be considered the “next Steve Jobs,” due to the advancements his companies Tesla and SpaceX have made in electric cars and reusable rockets, respectively. 

“If you know people personally, that kind of gross oversimplification seems strange,” Gates told Bloomberg in the interview published Thursday.

There are some key differences between the way Musk and Jobs operate, Gates said.

“Elon’s more of a hands-on engineer. Steve was a genius at design and picking people and marketing,” Gates said. “You wouldn’t walk into a room and confuse them with each other.”

Indeed, Musk often talks about his demanding schedule and his hands on approach. For example, on a Tesla earnings call in November 2017, Musk said

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Is Elon Musk The New Steve Jobs? Bill Gates Says No

Many people see a likening between Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs, but Bill Gates isn’t one of them.

What Happened: “You wouldn’t walk into a room and confuse them with each other,” the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) remarked in an interview with Bloomberg on Thursday, when asked if Musk was the new Jobs.

“Elon is more of a hands-on engineer,” the billionaire philanthropist added. “Steve was a genius at design and picking people and marketing.”

Gates acknowledged that Musk and others have made great contributions to the electric car and therefore to the “climate change effort.”

“He did it with quality,” Gates said on Musk’s efforts. “It’s still a little premium-priced but fine. You know he’s got that initial market,” he observed.

The former CEO of Microsoft said he was not trivializing in any way the need to

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Fossils found in Nevada yard, could be Ice Age musk ox

Tom Gordon of Carson City didn’t expect his backyard to become an excavation site when he starting planting trees this summer, but that’s what happened after he found what looked like an animal graveyard.

Now, with an excavated and still-unfinished backyard, Gordon owns a suite of fossils from multiple Ice Age herbivores, currently on display at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

Gordon said it all started when he dug up what looked like the bottom half of a horse’s jaw in early May.

He and his wife had found bones in their yard before but assumed that the land used to be part of a ranch. When they found the jaw and shared pictures with their daughter, she thought it might be a dinosaur.

The family got in touch with paleontologist Steve Rowland, emeritus geology professor at UNLV and lab manager at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

When

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