Elon Musk demonstrates Neuralink’s tech live using pigs with surgically implanted brain-monitoring devices – TechCrunch
Elon Musk -founded Neuralink has made headlines over the past many years around its efforts to develop a new kind of interface between the human brain and computing devices. The goal may be ambitious — and definitely subject to a lot of ethical and medical debate — but the technology that Musk actually demonstrated was much less so. Musk then turned the audience’s attention to three pigs that were in attendance in nearby pens, with handlers nearby. Eventually, however, he skipped Getrude to show that the pig who had her Link removed was very healthy and normal-looking. Back to Gertrude, Musk showed a display that played a sound and showed a visual spike whenever the Link detected that Gertrude made contact to something with her snout while rooting around for food.