We will finally get more information about Elon Musk’s interface company for brain machines, Neuralink, during a live webcast on Friday, August 28th.
Neuralink is the ambitious company from Musk that will reportedly unite people with artificial intelligence by inserting a chip into the human brain. According to Musk, Neuralink’s mission is to help treat brain disorders, control hormone levels and preserve and improve human brains.
Here’s everything you need to know about Friday’s Nerualink webcast, including how to watch it live.
When is Neuralink’s webcast?
The webcast will begin at 3 pm PT on Friday 28 August.
How to watch Neuralink’s webcast online
You can watch livestream on the Neuralink website. We will also embed a video at the top of this page as soon as it becomes available.
What will the webcast be about?
According to a tweet from Musk on Tuesday, the webcast will have a working Neuralink device. He also confirmed in a separate tweet that they would be showcasing V2, the second version of the machine that would be used to insert the implants directly into the brain.
What do we know so far about Neuralink?
We do not know much about Neuralink, as the company has been relatively quiet about its devices and technology. Musk originally announced its commitment to Neuralink 2017 and gave a presentation last summer with the hope of recruiting top researchers and engineers to the Neuralink team to help further develop the technology.
But what we do know about Neuralink is that the chip that is inserted into the brain can potentially help with a variety of disorders, including anxiety relief and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Musk has said the chip would allow paralyzed people the ability to control cell phones and computers.
Musk also hinted at the possibility that Neuralink’s brain chip technology would allow humans to stream music into the brain effortlessly. However, the ultimate goal for Neuralink would be to create chips that can increase human storage and processing power.
According to Musk, the brave enough to willingly get a chip into the brain would go through a process similar to Lasik eye surgery, so a fairly non-invasive procedure in the grand scheme of things.