Musk established Neuralink in 2016 to develop implantable brain–machine interfaces (BMIs). The startup wants to link human brains to computers to improve cognition and develop a human-AI symbiosis.
The company's threads, microscopic electrodes implanted in the brain, record and trigger neural activity. Robot-assisted surgery can introduce these strands into the brain. The "Link" behind the ear wirelessly connects the threads to a computer.
The startup is creating a high-bandwidth BMI to let the brain connect with computers and other digital devices more naturally and intuitively. This technique might restore mobility to paralysed patients, improve memory and cognition, and enable brain-to-brain communication.
Neuralink, a promising scientific topic that might transform how we use technology, is yet in development.