Superbrains getting closer? Musk “lines up $100m” to fund Neuralink brain-computer interface

https://www.rt.com/usa/401052-elon-musk-neuralink-funding/

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.

The billionaire investor, who is also the founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, believes the technology is crucial to mankind’s survival in the face of machine-learning.

Last month, Musk sparked a debate about the future of AI after telling the US National Governors’ Association in Rhode Island that we could be facing a future in which intelligent machines destroy mankind.

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“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.”

“his own money”..thats funny..

“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.”

a mystery indeed..

“The billionaire investor, who is also the founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, believes the technology is crucial to mankind’s survival in the face of machine-learning.”

“crucial”..

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~ by seeker401 on August 31, 2017.

6 Responses to “Superbrains getting closer? Musk “lines up $100m” to fund Neuralink brain-computer interface”

  1. oh, I finally got it!
    Elon is the “good cop” who will save us all – cough, cough* – from the “bad cop”, the AI…trust him, he is the bright side of the hegelian dialectic 😉

  2. https://news.cgtn.com/news/354d7a4e32557a6333566d54/share_p.html

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