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Aug 30, 2020

Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk’s second electric SUV is here

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Tesla scraps plans for its bargain version of the Model Y.


Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s mid-size electric SUV, the Model Y, Thursday night in Hawthorne, Calif.

The most-affordable Model Y will have a base price of $39,000 and a 230-mile battery range, but customers will have to wait until at least 2021 to own one of the five-seater SUVs. Tesla will first sell more expensive versions of the Model Y — with prices starting from $47,000 to $60,000, and offering more battery range. Those will ship starting in 2020, according to the company. There are additional charges for Tesla’s autopilot software, a third row of seats and colors other than black. A panoramic glass roof comes standard.

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Aug 30, 2020

Elon Musk during his BCI demo: “The future is gonna be weird” (S/T en Español)

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45 seconds with Elon Musk during his BCI demonstration. The excerpt counts with subtitles in Spanish.


Excerpt from the demonstration by Elon Musk of the Brain Computer Interface (BCI) in development progress by Neuralink. The event took place on August 28, 2020.

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Aug 29, 2020

Elon Musk reveals new details of Neuralink

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, Elon Musk, internet, neuroscience

In this video, Elon Musk demonstrates a prototype brain–computer interface chip – implanted in a pig – that his company, Neuralink, has been working on. The device could one day be used by humans to augment their abilities.

Founded in 2016, the Neuralink Corporation remained highly secretive about its work until July 2019, when Musk presented his concept at the California Academy of Sciences. It emerged that he planned to create brain–machine interfaces (BMIs) not only for diseased or injured patients, but also healthy individuals who might wish to enhance themselves.

Yesterday, in a livestream event on YouTube, Musk unveiled a pig called Gertrude with a coin-sized chip in her brain. Simpler and smaller than the original revealed last year, the read/write link device can nevertheless pack 1,024 channels with megabit wireless data rate and all-day battery life. This latest prototype – version 0.9 – has now been approved as an FDA breakthrough device, allowing it to be used in limited human trials under the US federal guidelines for testing medical devices. The chip is removable, Musk explained, as he showed another pig called Dorothy, who no longer had the implant and was healthy, happy and indistinguishable from a normal pig.

Aug 29, 2020

Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain

Posted by in categories: computing, Elon Musk, neuroscience

Gertrude the pig is a prototype of a brain-to-machine interface.

Aug 29, 2020

Elon Musk Neuralink Presentation: 4 Main Takeaways in 4 Minutes

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, neuroscience, transhumanism

Quick recap of Neuralink’s update event.


Han from WrySci HX goes over the main points of Elon Musk’s Neuralink Presentation. More below ↓↓↓

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Aug 29, 2020

Neuralink: Elon Musk’s entire brain chip presentation in 14 minutes (supercut)

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This is a working proof of concept of the NeuralLace. It can detect limb motion and smell sensation via neural implants in the brain. So far it’s only been tested in pigs, but an early usecase might be a digital replacement for spinal cord injuries. But the real future goal about is getting to implant an internet enabled AI into your brain.


Elon Musk showed off Neuralink’s new implantable brain chip and demonstrated it working in real time on a pig.

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Aug 29, 2020

Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig he claims has computer implant in brain

Posted by in categories: computing, Elon Musk, neuroscience, sustainability

The tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Friday showed off a pig whose brain he says has been implanted with a small computer.

“We have a healthy and happy pig, initially shy but obviously high energy and, you know, kind of loving life, and she’s had the implant for two months,” Musk said of Gertrude, the pig.

The billionaire entrepreneur, whose other companies include Tesla and SpaceX, presented during a live-stream event to recruit employees for his neuroscience startup Neuralink. He described Gertrude’s coin-sized implant as “a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires”.

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Aug 29, 2020

Elon Musk’s Las Vegas Boring Company tunnels ‘only a few months away’ from operation

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

The Boring Company’s Las Vegas tunnel will be operational in “only a few months,” according to company frontman Elon Musk, who updated the project’s progress on August 28.

Musk, CEO of the Boring Company, set out to create a new source of transportation in high-traffic areas several years ago while living in Los Angeles. While LA has a private test tunnel in Hawthorne, California, near the Tesla Design Studio and SpaceX Headquarters, Musk wanted to expand upon the idea and move it to other cities.


Las Vegas needed a transportation solution to handle traffic on the Strip, where many of the visitors spend the majority of their time while visiting the Sin City. However, the Las Vegas Convention Center also desired an underground people mover, and the Boring Co. was more than happy to make a $52.5 million bid on the project, which was accepted.

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Aug 28, 2020

Elon Musk Says First Demo Of His Brain Chip Is Coming This Friday

Posted by in categories: computing, Elon Musk, media & arts, neuroscience

Elon Musk’s controversial ‘brain chip’ might be coming to us sooner than we first thought, with the technology entrepreneur promising a working demo by the end of this week.

The news comes a little over a month after Musk announced his latest start-up, Neuralink, was in the process of developing a brain-computer interface that allegedly has a life-changing range of benefits – including the ability to stream music straight into your brain.

Now, Neuralink, which has already received more than $158 million in funding, will be demonstrating a working device this coming Friday, August 28, at approximately 6.00pm ET (11.00pm BST).

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Aug 28, 2020

Elon Musk is one step closer to connecting a computer to your brain

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Neuralink is building a brain-machine interface as well as a little robot that installs it into your skull.

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