Elon Musk to release progress update on Neuralink brain chip on August 28

Neuralink brain-computer interface concept.
Neuralink brain-computer interface concept.

Elon Musk revealed on his Twitter that his neurotechnology company Neuralink, developing implantable brain-machine interfaces, will provide an update on its progress on August 28.

Neuralink is undoubtedly one of Elon Musk‘s most ambitious projects, which seeks to connect the human brain to an external computer. A year ago, Musk made a presentation that gave us more details of the idea behind Neuralink, and now Musk has confirmed that next August 28, we will have a new update. New developments are expected here, but the most important thing will be to know what the first implants and tests in humans are like, which is something that was promised last year.

The idea is to first create an implant that could help people with certain brain injuries due to a stroke, accident, or congenital disease. For this, a surgical robot will be used that will implant thin cables in a person’s brain, which will be connected to an external computational processing unit.

Eventually, the tech should allow people to fully combine their brains with artificial intelligence, which sounds scary, but Musk thinks it’s unavoidable.

In that presentation last year, Musk claimed that they had already successfully tested their technology on mice and monkeys and has achieved successful results. Another important information announced in 2019 was that human tests would begin at the beginning of 2020. Most likely, the results from human tests will be shared on August 28.