On Friday 28 August, at 3 PM PT/6 PM ET, in a live webchat, Elon Musk revealed more updates on the brain-computer interface for Neuralink, which will help people suffering severe brain injuries. Musk said that he would be demonstrating a “working-based Neuralink tool.
Last summer, Neuralink demonstrated its progress at a detailed launch event. A “sewing machine” robot will place thread-like electrodes in the human brain that attaches to a pod behind the head. Then brain signals could be transmitted via Bluetooth that allows subjects to monitor a computer or their brain activity.
Neuralink claimed that it was originally developed for supporting amputees or preserving the ability to see, speak, and hear. While the company has not reported any human tests but tested on primates and Musk has said that the monkey was able to control the computer with its brain.
Musk said the technology shown will be “astonishing” in comparison with what we have seen up until now. He also tweeted that the potential for restoring brain and power functions is truly transformational. For the live stream, we have not yet got any link, but the last event was streamed on the YouTube channel of Neuralink.