Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Build Brain Computers

Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Build Brain Computers

Foto: Fotolia

Neuralink, the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development of technology that connects human brains with computers, according to Bloomberg.

The San Francisco-based company has already gotten $27 million in funding, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Musk said via Twitter that Neuralink isn’t seeking outside investors. A spokesman didn’t respond to questions about the source of the funds.

In June, Musk said Neuralink is a priority after much more demanding commitments to his automotive and rocket companies. “Boring Co. is maybe 2 percent of my time; Neuralink is 3 percent to 5 percent of my time; OpenAI is going to be a couple of percent; and then 90-plus percent is divided between SpaceX and Tesla,” said Musk at the electric-car maker’s annual shareholder meeting.

Few details are known about Neuralink. The company’s sparse website says it’s “developing ultra-high bandwith brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers.” It’s also recruiting engineers and scientists to join the effort. “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.”

More from category

Bosch Sends Sensor System to ISS

Bosch Sends Sensor System to ISS

20 Nov 2018 comment

Bosch in North America and Astrobotic Technology announced a research partnership to send experimental sensor technology to the International Space Station (ISS) as early as May 2019.

Bosch AR and ActiveSchematics Speed up Repair Work

Bosch AR and ActiveSchematics Speed up Repair Work

18 Nov 2018 comment

Bosch supports service technicians by means of innovative Augmented Reality applications.

HPE Will Build Fastest Supercomputer for Industrial Production

HPE Will Build Fastest Supercomputer for Industrial Production

17 Nov 2018 comment

The High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS) and HPE announced a collaboration to build and deliver a next-generation supercomputer.