Elon Musk’s Neuralink Update: How To Watch, Start Time, Demonstration Of The “Working” Device

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Neuralink will present a “working” device at its August 28 press conference. Neuralink

Earlier this year, Elon Musk, SpaceX and Tesla lead (and fourth richest person on the planet), teased he would present the latest developments from Neuralink, his start-up which aims to connect our brains to PCs. We knew the update would arrive in August but now we have a live webcast time and confirmation. Here’s when and how you can watch it live.

The update is scheduled for Friday, August 28 at 3 p.m. PT (6 p.m. ET), Musk tweeted on Tuesday.

During a previous tease in February, Musk noted that the next iteration of Neuralink would be “great” compared to what was featured during the first Neuralink presser in July 2019. This conference was not disappointing, but it showed that the Neuralink device has a long way to go before it is ready for prime time.

Musk said a “working device” will be showcased during Neuralink’s press on Friday.

CNET Highlights YouTube channel has you covered if you want to watch, and we’ve integrated the live stream below. It should be blinking just before the presser starts at 3 p.m. PT (6 p.m. ET).

The central idea is to connect the brain to a computer by installing thin 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 device in a human patient by the end of the year, but that future has not come. Initially, it is hoped that the device can help people cope with brain and spinal cord injuries or birth defects.

Musk has consistently said that Neuralink devices could be revolutionary. “I don’t want to be too excited, but the potential is really transformational in restoring brain and motor function,” he tweeted in February. A myriad of questions remain, but hopefully we get a better understanding of the device and how far we’ve come on Friday.

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