Elon Musk may invest in Neuralink’s rival brain chip company

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Reuters reports that the CEO from many companies approached Synchron with a proposal.

Elon Musk may invest in Neuralink's rival brain chip company

Elon Musk may invest in Neuralink’s rival brain chip company

The implantable brain-machine interface has been a goal of Neuralink, a business Elon Musk helped co-found.

Elon Musk may invest in Neuralink's rival brain chip company

It hasn’t yet begun human testing, despite earlier demonstrations of its development with a Macaque monkey directing the cursor in a Pong game. 

Elon Musk may invest in Neuralink’s rival brain chip company

it is unknown what type of contract Musk has proposed, whether it is a financial investment or a cooperation. 

Elon Musk may invest in Neuralink's rival brain chip company

The executive reportedly went to the CEO of Synchron after complaining to Neuralink personnel about the company’s sluggish development.

Elon Musk may invest in Neuralink’s rival brain chip company

Back in 2019, Neuralink declared that it will apply for permission to conduct human trials in 2020. The business began seeking for a clinical trial director in January of this year to oversee the testing of its medical gadget on humans. 

Elon Musk may invest in Neuralink's rival brain chip company

In the meanwhile, Synchron said in July that it had successfully placed its brain-computer interface for the first time in a human patient in the motor cortex of the US. 

Elon Musk may invest in Neuralink’s rival brain chip company

The business recently finished a trial in Australia, where it was found that four patients with its implant were still safe a year later.

Elon Musk may invest in Neuralink's rival brain chip company

Synchron hopes to provide people with restricted mobility the capacity to manage electronic gadgets like cellphones and laptops with their brains, much like Neuralink did. 

Elon Musk may invest in Neuralink’s rival brain chip company

Max Hodak, a co-founder of Neuralink who left the business in 2021, said earlier this year that he joined Synchron as an advisor. 

Elon Musk may invest in Neuralink's rival brain chip company

But it’s important to remember that Musk allegedly had previous conversations with other Neuralink competitors .he also reportedly approached Paradromics, a company that develops brain-machine interfaces, in 2020. 

 

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