Elon Musk has announced that his brain chip company Neuralink will give a live demo of its tech on Friday.
Since its founding in 2016 Neuralink has been working on technology that would theoretically be able to implant an AI-enabled microchip into the human brain to both monitor and stimulate brain activity. The aim is to one day use the tech to help treat neurological conditions and diseases.
“Live webcast of working @Neuralink device Friday 3pm Pacific,” Musk tweeted late on Tuesday night. Musk has been trailing the demonstration for a while, last month he tweeted “will show neurons firing in real-time on August 28th.”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 26, 2020
Neuralink’s tech has two main components: The first is the chip, which would be connected to electrodes implanted in someone’s brain, and the second is sewing-machine-like insertion device that surgically implants those electrodes. Musk has previously said the device could make the process as quick and easy as LASIK eye surgery.