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12:00 AM, July 31, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:18 AM, July 31, 2020

Neuralink will stream music directly to the brain, claims Musk

Tech startup Neuralink is working on a brain-computer interface that will allegedly allow wearers to "stream music directly to their brain".

Founded by Elon Musk in 2016, the company remained largely secretive about is operations, but Musk has been slowly releasing some details on Twitter.

When inquired by computer programmer Austin Howard if one day users could stream music directly into their Neuralink chips, Elon Musk tweeted a simple response, "Yes".

This is the first bit of new information Elon disclosed since 2019, where he held a presentation to explain how the technology will work. He said the company is working on a "sewing machine-like" device that would provide a direct connection between a computer and a chip inserted within the brain. The ultimate aim of Neuralink is to allow humans to compete with advanced artificial intelligence, Musk claimed.

Trials have already been carried out on animals and human trials were scheduled to take place this year, though details are yet to be made public.

More information is set to be announced on 28 August.

 

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