Elon Musk’s brain-machine interface (BMI) company Neuralink has been fairly quiet since it last showed off a live trial of the company’s implant in a macaque early last year. Although originally scheduled for October 31st, Musk says a “show & tell” update is coming on November 30th.
The event is said to take place on November 30th at 6:00 PM PT (local time here). The company’s Twitter profile left a possible hint at this year’s update in an announcement, and it appears to be focused on text input.
Nov 30, 6 pm PT pic.twitter.com/I2J89Q7CYW
— Neuralink (@neuralink) November 24, 2022
The company says in its application FAQ it hasn’t yet begun clinical trials, although BMI text input may be difficult to prove in non-human subjects, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
Like many of Musk’s startups, Neuralink has some fairly lofty goals. The company says in the near-term it wants to help those with paralysis and neurological conditions and disorders and “reduce AI risk to humanity in the long term.”
Here’s a quick recap of events to bring you up to speed for Wednesday’s show and tell:
July 2019: Elon Musk Unveils Neuralink & Outlines Prototype N1 Sensor
August 2020: Neuralink Demonstrates Rudimentary Limb-tracking via Brain-interface in Live Pigs
April 2021: Neuralink Reveals Monkey Playing ‘Pong’ Using Only Its Brain
July 2021: Neuralink Raises $205M in Series C Funding