Feds To Investigate Neuralink
Reuters reports that Elon Musk’s Neuralink Company is under federal investigation for potential violations of the Animal Welfare Act.
I wanted to understand Neuralink’s product and the science behind it. Reuters has a “Factbox: Neuralink: what you need to know about Elon Musk’s brain chip company.” Not helpful. I decided to go to the source, the Neuralink website. Reader, my bullshit detector redlined.
One of the first things I look for in a company website is the people behind it. Nada. I have not seen a single name on the website. No way to check up on what the scientists there might be doing, or their expertise in doing it.
Okay then, what is the Neuralink chip, what is it proposed to do, and how have they progressed to animal tests, in particular on macaques, which are commonly used in research?Read More