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Netease Technologies News May 11, according to Bloomberg News, the latest document submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) shows that Elon Musks brain-computer interface startup Neuralink has raised $39 million, close to the target of raising $51 million.
It is not clear whether these participants include traditional venture capital investors or whether they include employees from Musk and Neuralink. A spokesman for the company did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Two years ago, Neuralink said in a document that it had raised up to $100 million, but ultimately only $27 million.
Neuralink, registered in California in 2016, calls itself a medical research company and has been operating silently in San Francisco ever since. The company has hired several well-known neuroscientists from several universities and signed up with a laboratory at the University of California, Davis, to study primates.
The joint venture seems to offer the possibility of connecting the brain to the computer, which is both awe and disgust to observers concerned about Musk. In March, researchers affiliated with Neuralink published an online paper outlining a new technique for implanting electrodes into the brain of rats.
In April, when a Twitter user asked Musk to update Neuralink, Musk responded, There may be some noticeable announcements in a few months.
In addition, Tim Gardner, the co-founder of Neuralink and a well-known early employee of the company, has agreed to work part-time as a professor of neuroengineering at the University of Oregon, joining Neuralink from Boston University in March 2017. (small)
Source: Responsible Editor of Netease Science and Technology Report: Wang Fengzhi_NT2541