Elon Musk’s latest venture, Neuralink and its mission is to develop ‘ultrahigh-bandwidth brain-computer interfaces’ that will, in other words, ultimately merge man and machine. Musk calls this technology ‘neural lace,’ although it’s still mostly hypothetical.
The company made headlines this week with the news that it’s collected $27 million in funding, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC filing also states the company has gathered 12 investors since August 15.
Musk sees real danger in artificial intelligence. He has called called AI a “fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization” in the past and believes that the best way to keep pace with machine intelligence is to upgrade human intelligence.
Many are calling his latest venture the most ambitious one thus far (and that’s saying something).