Elon Musk’s Neuralink gets $27M to link human brains with computers

By : |August 29, 2017 0

Neuralink, the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk in 2016 has raised $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, which suggests that he may be significantly contributing to the funding himself.

Neuralink,a medical research company is also one of the Musk’s futuristic projects that include names like The Boring Company, Mars Mission among others.

Not much is known about Neuralink besides that it is “developing ultra-high bandwith brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers.” It’s also recruiting engineers and scientists to join the effort too.

For Musk, Neuralink comes after SpaceX and Tesla. “Boring is may be 2 per cent of my time; Neuralink is 3 per cent to 5 per cent of my time; OpenAI is going to be a couple of percent; and then 90-plus per cent is divided between SpaceX and Tesla,” said Musk at the electric-car maker’s annual shareholder meeting in June.

“No neuroscience experience is required: talent and drive matter far more,” the company says on the site. “We expect most of our team to come from other areas and industries.”

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