Neuralink ‘Show & Tell’ Event Delayed to Nov. 30
Celebrity billionaire Musk announced in a tweet on Sunday morning that Neuralink has delayed its “show & tell” event by a month, moving it to November 30.
Neuralink show & tell now on Nov 30
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 23, 2022
Neuralink is a neurotechnology company working on computer-brain interfaces that will allow people to control computers with their minds. Co-founded by Musk in 2016, the venture is focused on solutions that will help people with Alzheimer’s, paralysis, amputations, and other debilitating conditions.
Neuralink will share the progress and advancements it has made so far during the upcoming “show & tell” event. Back in August, Musk said the event would be held on October 31.
In 2018, Neuralink showed off a video of a monkey with one of its implants playing Pong with its mind. The company hasn’t fared as well since, however, with Musk previously expressing his frustrations over Neuralink’s slow progress to employees.
Synchron, a brain chip implant developer and Neuralink rival, beat Musk’s company to human trials in the U.S. earlier this year. Musk reportedly offered to invest in Synchron afterward.
Neuralink, meanwhile, has faced delay after delay in getting to the human trials stage. The status of the Musk-led venture’s FDA approval still remains unknown, despite a report from earlier this year indicating that Neuralink was nearing human trials for its brain implants.
Neither Musk nor Neuralink has provided any further information on the delay or what caused it.
Neuralink is planning to relocate its headquarters to Texas, moving into a 37-acre property located just 20 minutes from Tesla’s Austin Gigafactory.