Elon Musk has promised a working demo of his microchip-in-the-brain Neuralink on Friday
We had reported how Elon Musk’s Neuralink is working on a brain-embedded chip and how it will bypass the need for smartphones or earbuds to directly stream music to a human brain. At that point, Musk had asked wearables and smartphone experts to join the Neuralink project and make this dream come true.
Now the word is that Musk is ready with the working demo of the brain-embedded chip project. Musk has promised to demonstrate a working Neuralink device on Friday 28.8.2020 at 3.00 pm Pacific Time
“Live webcast of working @Neuralink device Friday 3 pm Pacific,” he tweeted.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 26, 2020
What is Musk’s Neuralink project?
Musk’s Neuralink startup was conceived in 2016. He first revealed plans about a brain embedded chip in 2017. He had at that time said that he plans to develop a human brain to computer interface within the next four years with his startup Neuralink. Musk had said that Neuralink chips could allow the user to communicate with a computer without any physical interaction.
Last July, Musk outlined plans for NeuraLink chips and said that the end goal was to create a brain interface that alleviates symptoms of chronic medical and neurological conditions in human beings. Musk said that Neuralink can cure addiction and depression by retraining the part of the brain responsible for causing them. He had added that limited mobility or immobile users implanted with Neuralink chip could use it to send SMSes and emails just by thinking about the words.
As per the latest tweet, the Neuralink project is ready for demonstration. According to Musk Neuralink has already tested the interface device on monkeys, who were able to control a computer via their brain.
It is not known whether Neuralink has taken approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to begin human testing or for the demonstration if it involves humans. It is known that Neuralink’s chip, called the N1 can be surgically implanted into the brain using a robot through a two-inch incision. The operation allegedly takes less than an hour.