Neuralink, the company Elon Musk founded in 2016 to develop computer-brain interfaces, is all set to provide a key update on its progress this week. The San Francisco-headquartered company has an event scheduled for August 28.
“If you can’t beat em, join em – Neuralink’s mission statement,” Musk had tweeted on July 9. “Progress update August 28, ” he added.
It is likely is that the company may divulge details on human trials for the technology that has been successful on mice and even apes.
“While the whole agenda is still speculative, a live demonstration of neuron firing activity is confirmed,” said a Business Insider report.
“Will show neurons firing in real-time on August 28th. The matrix in the matrix,” Musk tweeted at the end of July.
Neuralink revealed its last major update in July 2019. It was about using a surgical robot to implant gossamer-thin wires into the brain of a human, connected to an external computer processing unit.
Brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) hold promise for the restoration of sensory and motor function and the treatment of neurological disorders.