Elon Musk: The chance that we are not living in a computer simulation is 'one in billions'

The Independent - Tech

Elon Musk has said that there is only a "billions in one" chance that we're not living in a computer simulation. Our lives are almost certainly being conducted within an artificial world powered by AI and highly-powered computers, like in The Matrix, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO suggested at a tech conference in California. Mr Musk, who has donated huge amounts of money to research into the dangers of artificial intelligence, said that he hopes his prediction is true because otherwise it means the world will end. Boston Dynamics describes itself as'building dynamic robots and software for human simulation'. It has created robots for DARPA, the US' military research company Deep Blue, a computer created by IBM, won a match against world champion Garry Kasparov in 1997.

New hope for humans in an A.I. world Louis Rosenberg TEDxKC


Imagine a global "Hive Mind" that can tap the knowledge, wisdom, insights, and intuitions of millions of people, and produce a super-intelligence that is much smarter than any individual person. A new technology called Artificial Swarm Intelligence is making this possible and it could be our best defense against the emerging dangers of AI. Louis Rosenberg, PhD is a researcher, entrepreneur, and writer. He is currently Founder & CEO of Unanimous AI, an artificial intelligence company that amplifies human intelligence by building "hive minds" modeled after biological swarms. A prolific inventor, Rosenberg has been awarded over 350 patents worldwide for his work in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Human-Computer Interaction. Rosenberg was also the creator of the Virtual Fixtures system for the U.S. Air Force in the early 90's, the first immersive Augmented Reality system.

Watch Room - An Artificial Intelligence Thriller


With Watch Room, our goal is to contribute to the budding conversation around the promise and perils of Artificial Intelligence research, in a way that respects the complexities involved. As such, we've done our best to create a story that touches on everything from simulation theory, to brain emulation, to Roko's Basilisk... to that most hallowed of science fiction questions: "What makes us human?" Another goal of ours is to illustrate the possibilities within the realm of virtual reality. Of course, Watch Room's scientific roots drink deeply from rich dramatic soil. On one level, we're just plain old excited to make a film that's a joy to watch: smart and twisting in a way that respects the audience and keeps you guessing right up to the end.

Interview: Travel sector being disrupted by AI (Includes interview and first-hand account)


There are several drivers for the growth of artificial intelligence in the travel sector; these range from cost saving for travel agents to a preference by millennials to work with artificial intelligence and chatbots. As to what artificial intelligence can deliver, this ranges from answering questions about amenities, services and local attractions through to managing the booking process. To gain a clear insight into how artificial intelligence is being applied and what future disruption has in store, Digital Journal caught up with Anil Kaul, CEO of Absolutdata (a consulting-oriented Analytics & Research firm based out of San Francisco, California). Digital Journal: What are the major trends in the travel sector? Anil Kaul: There are many.

4 Ways AI will revolutionise the Game of Selling


Debates on AI (Artificial Intelligence) have been making quite a few rounds of late. From whether robots will take over human jobs to the mere assumption of a virtual computer simulation, there has been a lot of hullaballoo surrounding AI, virtual reality and augmented reality and its possible applications. Adding to the debate comes an intriguing statement from Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX CEO, wherein he stated: "there is only "one in billions" odds that we're not living in a computer simulation." But before letting our imaginations run wild, let us actually look how artificial intelligence is transforming the way salespersons are interacting and connecting with prospective customers and closing deals successfully. By identifying patterns in emails utilising natural language processing, AI powered CRM solutions can very well predict your responses and will even draft e-mails for you accordingly.