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This is a timeline of Neuralink.

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Time period Development summary
2016 Neuralink launches.
2017 Neuralink is announced publicly.

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2016 July 11 Launch Neurlaink is founded.[1]
2017 January Elon Musk buys the name Neuralink to a pair of neurotechnology researchers that owned the trademark on "NeuraLink" since 2015 after creating their own startup company.[2]
2017 February Neuralink executive Jared Birchall submits a letter to the city of San Francisco's planning department giving some clues about the company’s plans and files permit to build biological research lab.[3]
2017 March 28 Elon Musk confirms the existence of Neuralink, and reveals that a longer story about Neuralink would appear on explainer website Wait But Why in a week.[4][5]
2017 April 20 Wait But Why editor Tim Urban posts the first deep look at Neuralink, after Musk petition from about a month and a half before.[6] Musk confirms plans for the company, revealing he will be the chief executive of a startup that aims to merge computers with brains so humans could one day engage in “consensual telepathy.”[7]
2017 July 19 Elon Musk talks about Neuralink in an interview at the ISS R&D Conference in Washington, DC., and says the reason he went to create Neuralink was primarily as an offset to the existencial risk associated with artificial intelligence.[8]
2017 February Notable comment Elon Musk claims “that people would need to become cyborgs to be relevant in an artificial intelligence age.“[9][10]
2018 May Neuralink agrees to fund primate research at the University of California. The company i expected to pay US$796,006 for research conducted at UC Davis' California National Primate Research Center, one of seven centers nationwide dedicated to the study of health and disease on primates.[11][12]
2018 November In an interview with podcaster Joe Rogan, Elon Musk says Neuralink aspires to symbiotically merge human brains with a super digital intelligence that will serve as a tertiary cognition layer augmenting the human cortex and limbic systems.[13][14]
2018 November 26 Elon Musk tweets mentioning Neuralink for the first time in 20 months, inviting people to apply for jobs at the firm alongside three of his other companies.[15][16]
2019 July Growth Neuralink cumulates US$158 million in funding (of which $100 million comes from Musk) and employs a staff of 90 employees.[17]
2020 According to July 19 Elon Musk's report, Neuralink human test of brain-computer interface could start around this year.[18][19][20]

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  1. "Neuralink". crunchbase.com. Retrieved 29 July 2019. 
  2. "Meet the Guys Who Sold "Neuralink" to Elon Musk without Even Realizing It". technologyreview.com. Retrieved 29 July 2019. 
  3. "Elon Musk's Neuralink files permit to build biological research lab". teslarati.com. Retrieved 29 July 2019. 
  4. "Neuralink". witter.com. Retrieved 29 July 2019. 
  5. Constine, Josh. "Elon Musk's brain interface startup Neuralink files $27M fundraise". techcrunch.com. Retrieved 29 July 2019. 
  6. "Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future". waitbutwhy.com. Retrieved 29 July 2019. 
  7. "Elon Musk Lays Out Plans to Meld Brains and Computers". wsj.com. Retrieved 29 July 2019. 
  8. "Elon Musk - A.I., Biology, Neuralink". youtube.com. Retrieved 1 August 2019. 
  9. Isackson, Peter. "The Daily Devil's Dictionary: Will "Everyone" Benefit?". fairobserver.com. Retrieved 29 July 2019. 
  10. "Elon Musk says plan to merge humans with machines is aimed at stopping a 'Terminator'-style scenario". cnbc.com. Retrieved 29 July 2019. 
  11. "Neuralink Is Funding Primate Research at the University of California". gizmodo.com. Retrieved 29 July 2019. 
  12. "Neuralink - UC Davis Primate Center - Services Agreement". scribd.com. Retrieved 29 July 2019. 
  13. "Elon Musk on Joe Rogan - what is Neuralink". youtube.com. Retrieved 1 August 2019. 
  14. "Elon Musk's Neuralink Plans to Put Chips in Human Brains by 2020". syncedreview.com. Retrieved 1 August 2019. 
  15. "Elon Musk Breaks Twitter Silence on Secretive A.I.-Brain Firm Neuralink". inverse.com. Retrieved 29 July 2019. 
  16. "Neuralink". twitter.com. Retrieved 29 July 2019. 
  17. Markoff, John (2019-07-16). "Elon Musk's Company Takes Baby Steps to Wiring Brains to the Internet". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-07-17. 
  18. "Elon Musk says Neuralink plans 2020 human test of brain-computer interface". cnet.com. Retrieved 1 August 2019. 
  19. "Elon Musk's Neuralink targets human trials for brain-machine interface in 2020". teslarati.com. Retrieved 1 August 2019. 
  20. "Elon Musk Plans to Start Putting Chips in Human Brains Next Year". highsnobiety.com. Retrieved 1 August 2019.