Neuralink is an American neurotechnology company founded by Elon Musk and eight others, reported to be developing implantable brain–computer interfaces (BCIs). The company's headquarters are in San Francisco;[1] it was started in 2016 and was first publicly reported in March 2017.[2][3] The trademark "Neuralink" was purchased from its previous owners in January 2017.[4]

Wait But Why reported in April 2017 that Musk said the company aims to make devices to treat serious brain diseases in the short-term, with the eventual goal of human enhancement.[5][1][6] In June 2016, Musk discussed a science fiction concept called "neural lace" that is part of the fictional universe in The Culture, a series of novels by Iain Banks.[6][7]



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