Elon Musk's Neuralink startup raises $39 MILLION as it seeks to develop brain to computer tech

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An Elon Musk-backed startup looking to connect human brains to computers has raised most of its $51 million funding target. According to a report by Bloomberg, Neuralink has raised $39 million of its planned $51 million funding round as per a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Prior funding rounds date back two years when the company raised $27 million after aiming for as much as $100 million. While it's unclear what progress Neuralink has made in its technology, if any, the filings come less than a month after the SpaceX and Tesla CEO foreshadowed the startup's endeavors in an ambiguous tweet. In a response on Twitter, Musk said Neuralink technology is'coming soon.' Elon Musk believes humans must link up with machines in order to fight the inevitable onslaught of artificial intelligence.


Elon Musk promises system to link human brains with AI computers 'probably' within the next decade

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Elon Musk believes humans must link up with machines in order to fight the inevitable onslaught of artificial intelligence. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO said his latest company Neuralink will have the technology ready to do this'probably' within the next decade, according to Axios. Neuralink has previously teased a product that would effectively connect human brains to computers using a tiny implanted chip. In a new interview, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink will have the technology ready to merge human brains with machines'within the next decade' While many tech leaders push that AI will become invaluable to humanity, others argue it poses a threat to our species. In November, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that efforts to make AI safe only have'a five to 10 per cent chance of success.'


Elon Musk's $27m plan to plug the brain into a computer

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Elon Musk's controversial startup to crate a'Matrix' interface to plug the human brain directly into a computer has raised over $27m, it has been revealed. Called Neuralink, SEC filings have revealed the scale of the firm for the first time. It has raised the $26.96 million of a technically still-open funding round that could grow to $100 million - although Musk took to Twitter to say the firm is no longer raising cash. Elon Musk's latest company Neuralink is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices. Neuralink was registered in California as a'medical research' company last July, and he plans on funding the company mostly by himself.


Elon Musk's new plan to save humanity from AI

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In October 2014, Musk ignited a global discussion on the perils of artificial intelligence. Humans might be doomed if we make machines that are smarter than us, Musk warned. He called artificial intelligence our greatest existential threat. Now he is hoping to harness AI in a way that will benefit society. Musk explained that his attempt to sound the alarm on artificial intelligence didn't have an impact, so he decided to try to develop artificial intelligence in a way that will have a positive affect on humanity.


Elon Musk's new plan to save humanity from AI

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Elon Musk has a new plan to protect humanity from artificial intelligence -- if you can't beat'em, join'em. In October 2014, Musk ignited a global discussion on the perils of artificial intelligence. Humans might be doomed if we make machines that are smarter than us, Musk warned. He called artificial intelligence our greatest existential threat. Now he is hoping to harness AI in a way that will benefit society.