Elon Musk Neuralink update (2020)

elon musk neuralink link device update of 2020

Neuralink is a Neuro-technology company founded by Elon Musk and like-minded people in 2016. The headquarters is in San Francisco. Neuralink is a breakthrough technology for our brains. Neuralink has exceptionally talented people working who believes that it is a part of expanding our world. Neuralink is said to help people with paralysis and to those who have lost functions of senses. Elon musk says this is a project for understanding our brain, interfacing with it, and brain engineering.

How Neuralink works and what does neuralink do?

In Neuralink progress of summer 2020, Elon Musk and the team showed some progress about the recent development of the Neuralink chip. Elon Musk says, "Almost Everyone has Neurological problems over time, so we need a generalized device for our brain that is reliable and affordable". Our senses like Sight, Feeling, Hearing, Pain, etc. are all electrical signals sent to our brain by neurons in our body.  Neuralink is thought to be the implant that can correct these signals that reach our brain. We can solve problems like Memory Loss, Hearing Loss, Blindness, Paralysis, Depression, Insomnia, Extreme Pain, Seizures, Anxiety, Addiction, Strokes, and Brain Damage.

Elon Musk Neuralink Design this summer looked like a Coin with electrodes of 43mm length. A piece of the skull so removed will be replaced by Neuralink. Electrodes of the Neuralink are said to be inserted in the cortex of our brain. It is a fully automated process fully performed by surgical robots which are also designed by the team. The procedure is said to take less than an hour and it doesn't require general anesthesia and you can leave the hospital on the same day said Elon Musk in the event. The device needs to be charged wirelessly which will then last for a whole day.

In the event, Elon Musk gave a live demo of three little pigs. The first one had no implant, the second had an implant and the third one had an implant that was removed later. The live demo showed the neural spike of the brain that neuralink link received. whenever the pig touched the ground blue spikes formed on the monitor with many beep sounds. The Structure of pigs is similar to that of humans that is why the research was made on pigs and Elon Musk says it went very well. Elon also said that we can have two neuralink implants and stay healthy and happy.

Neuralink team member whose part was on visual neuroscience says that Neuralink could provide a visual prosthesis for the people with retinal injury.

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