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Neuralink President Leaves Elon Musk’s Brain-Computer Interface Company

Neuralink President Leaves Elon Musk’s Brain-Computer Interface Company

Max Hodak, the president of Neuralink, a company that aims to connect human brains with computers which was cofounded by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, has said he left the company a few weeks ago. Hodak did not provide any reason for his departure.

In a post on Twitter on Saturday, Hodak, who is also a Neuralink cofounder, said he learned “a ton” at the company and that he remained a “huge cheerleader” for it. Although Hodak did not reveal where he was going next, he mentioned he was moving on to new things. In a response to a comment, he did seem to cross out “Jurassic Park” as one possible option, a reference to his recent statement that Neuralink could probably build a real-life version of Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur clone park.

“Wouldn’t be genetically authentic dinosaurs but,” Hodak stated on Twitter on April 4, adding a man shrugging emoji. “Maybe 15 years of breeding + engineering to get super exotic novel species.”

As someone who used to have nightmares about dinosaurs as a child because of Jurassic Park, I say no thank you.
Launched in 2017Neuralink aims to use ultra-high bandwidth brain interfaces, or implantable chips, to connect human brains with computers. Musk has stated a variety of uses for the product, from enabling someone with paralysis to use a smartphone with their mind to allowing paraplegics to walk again. Neuralink could also help humans achieve a “symbiosis” with artificial intelligence, according to Musk, allowing us to be on the same level as our advanced technologies.

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