Elon Musk is thinking about investing in the competitor brain chip maker to Neuralink.

Elon Musk is reportedly planning to invest in rival brain chip maker Neuralink.

Since 2016, Neuralink , founded by Elon Musk , has been developing an implantable brain-machine interface. Although it has demonstrated its evolution by showing a macaque monkey controlling a pointer in a game of pong, it has yet to begin human testing. According to Reuters, Musk recently arrived to discuss a potential investment from rival Synchron.

Elon Musk is thinking about investing in the competitor brain chip maker to Neuralink.


As none of the participants responded or confirmed the news, it is unclear what kind of contract Mook offered, whether it was a financial investment or a partnership. Synchron has not yet decided whether to accept Musk's offer, Reuters sources said, while a deal is not guaranteed. The CEO reports that he has spoken with the CEO of Synchron .

In 2019, Neuralink announced that it would seek approval for human trials in 2020. But that hasn't happened yet, and the FDA hasn't said how far along Neuralink is with approval.

Meanwhile, Synchron said in July that it had successfully implanted a brain-computer interface into the motor cortex of a US human patient. Doctors at Mount Sinai West in New York conducted the study as part of the company's COMMAND study, which aims to evaluate the safety of implants in patients with severe disabilities. The company also completed its study in Australia after a year and found that four patients had no problems with the implant.

Elon Musk is thinking about investing in the competitor brain chip maker to Neuralink.

Syncron hopes to give people with reduced mobility the ability to intelligently control electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops, as Neuralink has done. Then you can email, text, and do other digital tasks yourself. Neuralink founder Max Hodak, who will leave the company in 2021, announced earlier this year that he would be joining Synchron as a consultant. Because of his enthusiasm for the company's business, he made a financial investment in the company.

However, it's worth remembering that Musk has had disputes with Neuralink's other competitors in the past. Reuters reported earlier this year that it was in talks with Paradromics, which will develop brain-machine interfaces by 2020, but the talks eventually broke down.

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