Earlier this year, Elon Musk, SpaceX and Tesla lead (and reportedly), he would showcase the latest developments from Neuralink, his startup company that aims to connect our brains to computers. but now we have a time and a live confirmation on the webcast. Here’s when and how you can watch live.
The update is scheduled for Friday 28 August at 3 pm PT (18 ET), Musk tweeted on Tuesday.
During a previous tease back in February, Musk noted that the next version of Neuralink would be “fantastic” compared to what was presented during. That conference was not overwhelming but it showed that the Neuralink device has a long way to go before it is ready for the best time.
Musk has said that a “working device” will be shown during the Neuralink press on Friday.
You have covered the CNET Highlights YouTube channel if you want to watch and we have embedded the live stream below. It should flicker to life just before the baler starts at 15.00 PT (18.00 ET).
The central idea is to connect the brain with a computer by installing narrow electrodes in the brain. They connect to a wireless pod that sits behind your ear and can communicate with your phone. In 2019, Musk said he hoped to have a unit in a human patient by the end of the year, but that future did not happen. Initially, the device hopes to help people deal with brain and spinal cord injuries or congenital defects.
Musk has routinely said that Neuralink devices can be revolutionary. “I do not want to get too excited, but the potential is truly transformative to restore brain and motor functions,” he tweeted in February. Myriad questions remain, but hopefully we will get a better understanding of the device and how far it has come on Friday.