Elon Musk unveiling Neuralink
at the California Academy of Sciences last night.
News from Sci Am.
And a nice summary from Reddit:
•Immediate goal of treating brain disorders, long term vision of merging with artificial intelligence
•Neuralink has $158M in funding and 90 employees
•Major advance in ultra dense, flexible electrodes bundled into "threads" smaller than a human hair
•A robot has been designed that can insert threads autonomously into the brain
•Implants utilizes a custom computer chip to process brain signals
•Currently working on rats, hoping to work on humans as soon as second quarter 2020
•First product "N1" is aimed at quadriplegia and will consist of brain implants, a wireless bluetooth wearable worn behind the ear, and a phone app