Sunday, August 27, 2017

"Superbrains getting closer? Musk ‘lines up $100m’ to fund Neuralink brain-computer interface "

From RT:
Elon Musk could be preparing to invest $100 million of his own money to fund Neuralink, the start-up the billionaire tycoon hopes will one day produce technology capable of connecting the human brain to a computer, and save us from AI overtake. 
A filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) confirms that Neuralink already has $27 million in funding, and Musk took to Twitter Friday to shoot down suggestions that the company was looking for outside investors.

While Musk himself has been equivocal about the filing, Bloomberg stated that he “has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development.”
Neuralink remains a mystery to observers of the tech industry. The company’s website simply states that it is “developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers.”

In April, the blog ‘Wait But Why’ published a colossal blog post about the venture using stick-figure illustrations to explain Musk’s plan to merge the human brain with AI using brain implants.
Writer and cartoonist Tim Urban spent six weeks researching the idea, a process that involved meeting and interviewing Musk....MORE
Also at RT:
Elon Musk’s Neuralink could represent next stage of human evolution

Previous Neuralink links, starting with the above ref'd Tim Urban piece:

A Deep Dive Into What Elon Musk Is Up To With His Neuralink Company
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"5 Neuroscience Experts Weigh in on Elon Musk's Mysterious "Neural Lace" Company"
Questions America Wants Answered: Would Elon Musk's Neuralink Solve All of Accounting’s Problems?
"Elon Musk launches Neuralink, a venture to merge the human brain with AI" UPDATED
"Too Funny: Reporting On Elon Musk's New Brain Implant Company, The Nerds at Boy Genius Report..."

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