Elon Musk founded Neuralink in 2016, and on October 31, the company was poised to make a big "show & tell" reveal.
The last time Neuralink presented a show-and-tell event, it showcased a monkey playing Pong with its mind via an in-development brain chip. The company explained during the presentation that the monkey named Pager was able to move the cursor on a computer screen with neural activity using a 1,024-electrode full-implanted neural recording and data transmission device called the N1 Link.
Since that announcement in April 2021, Neuralink has been somewhat quiet on its development announcements, with reports now indicating that Neuralink co-founder Max Hodak quietly left the company in late April 2022 for an unknown reason despite remaining a "huge cheerleader" for the company.
Moreover, Musk has been trying to get regulatory approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Neuralink since 2019 (according to his announcement), but has set to secure it, which is preventing Neuralink from being tested on humans.
Engadget reports that amid the departures of top executives, a lack of product information, and regulatory approval, Musk's brain chip company has found itself at an "inflection point", which speaks to the delay of the show and tell event as Neuralink is no doubt making sure what it has in store for its next reveal is good enough to re-spark interest in the technology.
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