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Musk’s firm bags $27m to merge man & machine

Aug 31, 2017, 5:01 AM EDT
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk believes that human intelligence must be augmented to keep pace with machine intelligence.
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According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s latest venture, Neuralink, which seeks to merge man and machine via “ultrahigh-bandwidth brain-computer interfaces,” has raised $27 million in funding with sights set on a final figure of $100 million.

Musk, a futurist juggling a number of audacious projects such as SpaceX Mars mission, Hyperloop and the Boring Company, believes that human intelligence must be augmented to keep pace with machine intelligence, writes Seeker.

The neural lace, as conceived by Musk, could empower humans to interact with the connected computer with just the power of thoughts, opening up unending possibilities, which may seem mere science fiction today, notes Popular Mechanics.

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