Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Merge Humans and Machines

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Elon Musk discusses the dangers of AI with the National Governors Association on Saturday (July 15, 2017)

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk, perhaps the world’s most famous futurist, has made a career of pursuing far-fetched projects that have one leg planted firmly in science fiction. SpaceX aims to colonize Mars. The Boring Company wants to dig tunnels to transport cars at high speeds along sliding electric skates. And Hyperloop is planning to rocket commuters from San Francisco to Los Angeles in pods traveling at supersonic speeds.

Musk’s latest venture, Neuralink, is no less ambitious, with a stated mission to develop “ultrahigh-bandwidth brain-computer interfaces” that will ultimately merge man and machine. The startup, founded in 2016 as a medical research company, made headlines this week with the news that it’s collected $27 million in funding, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. On Twitter, Musk denied that the company is seeking outside investors. In March, the Wall Street Journal reported that Musk was funding Neuralink out of his own pocket.


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This article and images were originally posted on [Space.com] August 30, 2017 at 11:26AM

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