Neuralink: News

Neuralink is a company founded in 2016, owned by billionaire Elon Musk. The company claims that it is a team of talented people creating the future of brain interfaces. The company is focused on developing devices and technologies that expand human capabilities by allowing humans to interface with computers and machines using just thoughts and the neural activity they set off. The company is developing brain chip implants called brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) with the assistance of several high-profile neuroscientists from academic institutions. The company’s claims have been demonstrated numerous times. One popular public demonstration involved pigs and another involved a monkey interfacing with a computer to play pong, all through the implanted BMI. The promising demonstrations and Musk’s claims about Neuralink’s offerings have also drawn criticism from privacy advocates, neuroscientists, and reputable publications. In the short term, the company wants to ease iterating with machines for physically challenged patients. The company's long-term goal is to achieve “symbiosis with artificial intelligence,” Musk claims.

29 May 2024

Elon Musk

Musk's Neuralink seeks 3 patients for long-term brain implant study

Neuralink, the brain-chip company founded by Elon Musk, is planning to enroll three patients in a long-term study to evaluate its revolutionary device.

20 May 2024


FDA approves Neuralink's brain chip implant in second patient

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given green light to Neuralink for implanting its innovative brain chip in a second patient.

17 May 2024

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's Neuralink seeks second human participant for brain-chip implant

Elon Musk's brain-computer interface startup, Neuralink, is now accepting applications for a second participant to receive its brain-chip implant.

15 May 2024

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's Neuralink facing tiny wire issues for years

Elon Musk's company, Neuralink, has been grappling with issues related to tiny wires in its brain implants, retracting out of position for years, Reuters has reported.

09 May 2024

Elon Musk

Neuralink faces setback as first human brain implant encounters problem

Elon Musk's neurotechnology venture, Neuralink, has experienced a technical setback with its first human brain implant.

08 May 2024

Health & Wellness

Quit Neuralink over safety concerns, says co-founder Dr. Benjamin Rapoport

Dr. Benjamin Rapoport, a member of Elon Musk's brain implant venture, Neuralink, departed from the company in 2018.

09 Apr 2024


Neuralink-rival Synchron prepares for groundbreaking brain chip clinical trial

US-based start-up, Synchron, is set to launch an extensive clinical trial of its revolutionary brain-computer interface (BCI).

24 Mar 2024

Elon Musk

Neuralink patient posts on Musk's X 'just by thinking'

Noland Arbaugh, a 29-year-old quadriplegic, has made history as the first Neuralink patient to compose a post on X using only his thoughts.

21 Mar 2024

Elon Musk

Watch: First human Neuralink patient plays chess using his thoughts

Elon Musk's venture Neuralink has showcased the potential of its brain-computer interface (BCI) in a live stream featuring Nolan Arbaugh, the first human patient to receive the company's brain implant.

01 Mar 2024

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's radical brainchild Neuralink faces inspection from FDA

Elon Musk's brainchild, Neuralink, is under the microscope as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating quality control issues at its California animal research facility.

20 Feb 2024

Elon Musk

Neuralink's first human patient can control mouse with thoughts

Elon Musk shared exciting news during a Spaces event on his social media platform X.

15 Feb 2024

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's SpaceX moves incorporation from Delaware to Texas

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has revealed that the company has shifted its state of incorporation from Delaware to Texas, in the US.

30 Jan 2024

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut supports Neuralink's first human brain chip implantation

Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday voiced her support for Elon Musk's Neuralink project, following the successful implantation of the first brain chip in a human.

30 Jan 2024

Elon Musk

Musk's Neuralink implants brain chip in human for first time

Neuralink installed a brain-chip implant in a human for the first time on Sunday who is recovering well, the neurotechnology company's billionaire mastermind Elon Musk has revealed on X.

21 Sep 2023

Elon Musk

Musk's Neuralink test monkeys died due to implants, claims report

The monkeys used in Elon Musk's Neuralink brain implant testing died due to complications from the procedures, Wired has reported.

20 Sep 2023

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's Neuralink to start human trials for brain implant

Elon Musk's neurotechnology company, Neuralink, has received approval to start recruiting patients for its first human trial of a brain implant, designed to help paralysis patients.

05 Jun 2023

Elon Musk

FDA approval boosts Elon Musk-owned Neuralink's valuation to $5 billion

The valuation of Elon Musk's brain implant start-up Neuralink has gone up from around $2 billion in 2021 to $5 billion right now based on privately executed stock trades, according to Reuters.

26 May 2023

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's Neuralink can now test brain implants in humans

Neuralink, the brain-machine interface (BCI) start-up co-founded by Elon Musk, has achieved a significant step in its quest to set up direct communication between brains and computers.

05 May 2023

Elon Musk

Musk's Neuralink fills animal-testing panel with employees, raising conflict-of-interest concerns

Elon Musk's Neuralink uses animals in its quest to develop a brain-computer interface (BCI) chip to control machines with the brain.

01 Dec 2022

Elon Musk

Neuralink will be ready for human trials within 6 months

Just over 19 months after it implanted a brain-computer interface (BCI) chip inside a monkey's brain, Neuralink has announced that its first human trial may not be far off.

25 Jul 2022


Elon Musk denies affair with Google co-founder Sergey Brin's wife

Elon Musk has refuted a WSJ report, which claims that he was in a relationship with Google co-founder Sergey Brin's wife, leading the couple to file for a divorce. The report also alleged that Musk and Brin are no longer friends.

07 Jul 2022


Elon Musk quietly had twins with Neuralink executive last year?

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Shivon Zilis, one of the top executives at his neurotechnology firm Neuralink, had twins in November 2021, Business Insider reported on Wednesday.

10 Apr 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: LinkedIn suffers massive data leak, and more

Even before the news cycle on the Facebook data leak had died down, private data belonging to a whopping 500 million LinkedIn users has been leaked.

10 Apr 2021

Elon Musk

Neuralink shows off monkey's Pong skills using wireless brain-computer interface

Elon Musk's 2016 start-up called Neuralink has been working on a brain-machine interface with a reasonable amount of success.

01 Feb 2021


Elon Musk has 'happy monkey' with brain wired for videogaming

In a revelation that's not going to sit well with PETA and company, Elon Musk claimed that he has a monkey playing video games with wires hooked up to its head.

29 Aug 2020

Elon Musk

Musk gives live demo of Neuralink's upgraded brain-computer implant

A few hours ago, Elon Musk took to the stage to unveil the upgraded brain-computer implant developed by Neuralink, a start-up he co-founded in 2016 to connect humans with machines.

28 Aug 2020

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's Neuralink is set to unveil 'working' brain-computer interface

In 2016, Elon Musk founded Neuralink, a start-up that strived to "connect humans with computers."

10 Jul 2020


Elon Musk to soon give update on brain-computer interface company

A year ago, Elon Musk's secretive start-up Neuralink revealed how it plans to "connect humans with computers" with a novel brain-computer interface (BCI).

09 May 2020

Elon Musk

Musk aims to connect brain with computer within a year

Last year, Elon Musk's Neuralink revealed implantable 'threads' to connect humans with computers.