Max is currently the CEO of Science, a biology-driven technology company focused on the brain. His training is in biomedical engineering; his primary research interest is brain-machine interfaces. Max believes that one of the essential goals of our generation is to understand the physics of consciousness and learn to engineer experience directly.
Previously, Max helped start Neuralink, where he served as President from inception through early 2021, and Transcriptic, a robotic cloud laboratory for the life sciences, where he was CEO for the first five years. He graduated from Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering in May 2012 after averaging 128,550 miles flown each of the prior two years commuting between full-time work in California, and school and research in North Carolina. Max has been programming since he was five or six, and is eagerly looking forward to a world more bits than atoms.