“About 100 people right now, I think over time they might 10,000 or more people at Neuralink”

From Neuralink Progress Update, Summer 2020:

0:00 – Stream Start

0:30 – Intro Video

1:02 – Start of Presentation
1:07 – Welcome from Elon Musk
1:16 – Emphasis that this presentation is to encourage recruiting
1:44 – The purpose of Neuralink
3:40 – Current Medical Research and Available Tech
5:42 – Neuralink and Development
6:11 – The Link itself
8:26 – Charging The Link
8:47 – Getting a Link
10:05 – Surgical/Implantation Robot
10:46 – (Mildly Gruesome) Video of Electrode Insertion

11:42 – Tech Demo in Pigs
12:12 – Joyce (Pig with no Neural Implant)
12:58 – Dorothy (Pig that formerly had a Neural Implant, was later removed)
13:32 – Trouble getting Gertrude into the outside pen
15:34 – Gertrude (Pig with Neural Implant, beeps when Snout stimulated)
17:15 – Pigs with two Neural Implants

17:58 – Reading Brain Activity
18:20 – Reading Neurons to predict joint positions of a Pig on a Treadmill

19:10 – Neuron Stimulation with Implants (“Writing to the Brain”)
19:27 – Analysing Neuron Stimulation with Two-Photon Microscopy

20:41 – Specs of Initial Device
21:30 – Neuralink progress towards Clinical Studies
22:20 – Further emphasis that this presentation is to encourage recruiting

23:39 – Start of Live Q&A
24:53 – How is Spike Detection implemented and What is a Spike?
27:00 – What can be further done to simplify the device installation process?
27:41 – Anything specifically to do with the Robot?
28:25 – What are some of the lower Bandwidth activities to target first?
29:15 – Can you summon a Tesla telepathically?
29:45 – How do you see the device and API developing over time?
30:38 – Will the device ever be used for gaming?
31:03 – Is the device limited to surface layers of the Brain?
34:00 – What is the most challenging problem that must be solved to meet Neuralink’s goal?
36:44 – How thin are the Electrodes and possibility of Upgrades?
38:09 – What are the “Read/Write speeds” of the device?
40:34 – How big is the Neuralink Team and how do you expect it to grow?
41:32 – How does the system fair against outside signal disturbances?
42:44 – Audience Question: What are some other applications for the device?
44:55 – How is the device protected from the body?
46:42 – Will you be able to save and replay memories in the future?
47:32 – Animal care in Neuralink
49:19 – What programming language is being used in developing the device and Robot?
50:10 – But can it run Crysis?
50:59 – Can the device be used to eventually explain Consciousness?
52:33 – The Security of the device
54:11 – Any points the team find cool about the device?
54:51 – Positives of using Pigs as a model for development
56:50 – Availability and Cost of the device and implantation
58:02 – Architecture of the device
59:54 – How does the integrity of the device compare to Bone and the area of implantation?

1:01:55 – Closing questions and comments
1:02:00 – Flexibility and width of the Threads
1:02:27 – Length of the Threads
1:02:40 – Movements of the Threads and other improvements to biocompatibility
1:02:58 – (Down the line of staff) What is number one on your wishlist for the device?

1:12:10 – Closing statement from Elon Musk

Too many important things to quote. Just watch the whole presentation. Especially the Q&A.