Neuralink, the secretive company bankrolled by Elon Musk to develop brain-computer interfaces, will provide its first public update later today in an event streamed over the internet.
We're having an event next Tuesday in San Francisco to share a bit about what we've been working on the last two years, and we've reserved a few seats for the internet. Apply here: https://t.co/1VQsv4gAA4— Neuralink (@neuralink) July 11, 2019
This could be the big reveal of what the mysterious company has been up to since Musk announced it two years ago, and hired a pack of leading university neuroscientists to pursue his goal of connecting human brains directly to artificial-intelligence software.
Although everything about Neuralink is top secret, here at MIT Technology Review, we couldn't resist guessing at what the company will show the world. A look at the available evidence suggests Neuralink will show off a "high-bandwidth" connection to a monkey brain—one able to extract lots of information by recording the activity of many neurons at once, using ultrathin flexible electrodes. That could be used to do something cool, like get a monkey to play a video game with its mind.