Elon Musk Neuralink Update 2020

Elon Musk presents a link from Neuralink on 3 pigs.

Przemek Chojecki


On 28th August 2020 Elon Musk presented in live stream updates for Neuralink, his Brain-Machine Interface Company.

He presented a new chip, called a link, which has:

  • 1024 channels,
  • 23mm x 8mm size (coin size),
  • megabit wireless data rate,
  • all-day battery life.

As Elon described it

It’s kind of like a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires.

This is how it looks

A link from Neuralink — a BMI device presented by Elon Musk in August 2020.

Neuralink Updates Summer 2020

Elon Musk has showed a pig called Gertrude with a coin-sized computer chip in her brain to demonstrate recent progress in Neuralink and ambitious plans to create a working brain-to-machine interface.

Gertrude was a happy pig with a 2-months old chip from Neuralink.

Elon Musk has shown also a bunch of other pigs like:

  • Dorothee with a chip removed, showing that you can always resign (or go for an upgrade).
  • a pig with two chips.

All in all, the presentation was a huge success and you can watch it here.

If you want to learn more about Elon Musk Neuralink presentation have a look at this video:

What is Neuralink?

Neuralink is a company founded by Elon Musk in 2016 and has its headquarters in San Francisco.

Neuralink develops ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers.

Neuralink is currently hiring engineers. You can have a look at all the open positions here. For example you could work at Neuralink as:

  • Electrical Engineer, Implant Systems
  • Electrical Engineer, Robotics
  • Embedded Systems & Firmware Engineer
  • Equipment Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Microfabrication Engineer

and more! Software engineers are also sought after!



Przemek Chojecki

AI & crypto, PhD in mathematics, Forbes 30 under 30, former Oxford fellow.