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Company developing high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and machines.

Neuralink Corporation is an American neurotechnology company founded by Elon Musk and others, developing implantable brain–machine interfaces (BMIs). The company's headquarters are in San Francisco; it was started in 2016 and was first publicly reported in March 2017.

Since its founding, the company has hired several high-profile neuroscientists from various universities. By July 2019, it had received $158 million in funding (of which $100 million was from Musk) and was employing a staff of 90 employees. At that time, Neuralink announced that it was working on a "sewing machine-like" device capable of implanting very thin threads into the brain, demonstrated a system that read information from a lab rat via 1500 electrodes (said to be 15 times more than the current maximum for systems used in human brains), and anticipated to start experiments with humans in 2020.

April 2023: reportedly looking for partners to run human trials

2022: FDA rejected application to start human trials

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Details last updated 28-Nov-2019

Neuralink Creations

Monkey MindPong

Pager, a nine year old Macaque, plays MindPong with his Neuralink.

People at Neuralink

Dongjin (DJ) Seo

Founding Member and VP of Implant at Neuralink.

Neuralink News

Paralyzed man plays chess online using Neuralink brain chip implant

BBC - 21-Mar-2024

Brain-computer interface tech allows patient to control computer cursor with mind


A computer mouse can be controlled with the mind using Neuralink's device, says Elon Musk

The Register - 20-Feb-2024

Despite Musk's claims, there's not much information, which raises concerns


Elon Musk's company Neuralink implanted its first wireless brain chip in a person

BBC - 30-Jan-2024

The chip has the potential to significantly benefit individuals with paralysis


Neuralink's brain implant gets $280M in funding, eyes clinical trials

FierceBiotech - 08-Aug-2023

FDA approves Neuralink's brain implant, patients can now sign up for trials


FDA grants approval for Neuralink to proceed with human trials

BBC - 26-May-2023

Neuralink's implants will still require extensive testing to overcome technical and ethical issues


Synchron gets investment from Neuralink cofounder

Futurism - 07-Feb-2022

Appears to be ahead in the race as already started human trials


Blackrock Neurotech receives $10m funding from Peter Thiel

CNBC - 19-May-2021

New competitor for Neuralink's brain implant, streamlining solution for neurological disorders


Professor defends "mediocre neuroscience" assessment of Neuralink demo

BBC - 01-Sep-2020

You need entrepreneurs, engineers and academics to make sustainable progress


Kernel develops mind-reading helmets to enable people to communicate

Bloomberg - 05-May-2020

Low cost and no surgery may make this an attractive alternative to Musk's Neuralink


Connecting human brains directly to computers

Independent - 17-Jul-2019

Technology will help to keep up with the rapid development of artificial intelligence


Elon Musk wants to enhance us as superhuman cyborgs

Kurzweil Network - 21-Apr-2017

Neuralink would allow for radically improved communication between people. Digital tertiary laye...


Elon Musk Says “Maybe Next Month” About His Neural Lace Project

INVERSE - 25-Jan-2017

Hypothetical computer interface that would be injected into the brain. Very fine net that would ...