Technology, Business

August 27, 2020

Neuralink to showcase functional brain chip

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The Gist

Elon Musk's neuro-technology company will publicly demo a brain implant on Friday, August 28th. 

The List

  • The goal of the Neuralink project is to allow people to interact with phones and computers using their mind.
  • It is hoped it will also reduce symptoms of neurological disorders and restore motor function in those with physical impairments. 
  • Neuralink devices consist of small threads of electrodes which are implanted into the surface of the brain and send signals to a wireless device worn behind the ear. 
  • Musk has likened the procedure of getting the implant to LASIK eye surgery. 
  • The reveal of the brain implant will likely be livestreamed on Neuralink's YouTube channel. 

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