Elon Musk’s Neuralink faces management challenges before even shipping a product. The byte reports that Neuralink co-founder Max Hodak quietly left the company “a few weeks ago”. He did not say why he left the brain-machine interface company, but said he was still a “huge cheerleader” for his former employer’s job.
Neuralink did not specify a replacement. We asked the company for comment.
It is uncertain to what extent this will harm Neuralink, although the weather is not perfect. The company recently demonstrated its technology for implantation with a monkey – it is assumed that it is approaching a finished product. This does not necessarily mean that the company has problems, but the release of Hodak may complicate attempts to translate Neuralink̵
Musk is no stranger to high-ranking executive resignations. They are usually held in far more established companies such as Tesla, and some contractors (such as former CTO JB Straubel) have tried to emphasize a positive relationship. Hodak’s situation is not so orderly, even if there are no immediate signs of a rough division.
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