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WIRED

And he called for the establishment of a new government regulator that would force companies building artificial intelligence technology to slow down. People who spend more time working on artificial intelligence than the car, space, and solar entrepreneur say his eschatological scenarios risk distracting from more pressing concerns as artificial intelligence technology percolates into every industry. His propensity for raising sci-fi scenarios comes despite being very directly exposed to some of the near-term questions raised by artificial intelligence. We might also fear the risk of apocalyptic talk preventing awareness that society has more immediate AI problems to work on too.


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The Guardian

Tesla and Space X chief executive Elon Musk has pushed again for the proactive regulation of artificial intelligence because "by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it's too late". Because I think by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it'll be too late," Musk told the meeting. "AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilisation." While Musk has repeatedly shared his worries over AI and its development that is seen as inevitable in some regard, words appeared to hit home with multiple governors of the 32 taking part in the meeting, with follow-up questions looking for suggestions for how to go about regulating AI's development.


Why the Tesla Model S Couldn't Ace That Small Overlap Front Crash Test

WIRED

His Tesla Model S sedan just took home a disappointing"acceptable" score on something called a small overlap front test, marring the company's reputation for five-star safety. But that one "acceptable" score makes the S ineligible for the agency's coveted "Top Safety Pick." Cadillac's Self-Driving System May Be the Smartest Yet Volvo's Electric Car Plan Isn't as Bold or Crazy as It Seems To be fair, plenty of cars have bungled the small overlap front crash test. IIHS created it five years ago to improve safety during crashes in which a car hits something--another vehicle, a tree, whatever--with an impact to one side of the bumper, not the center.


Tesla reshuffles its Autopilot self-driving team

Engadget

Earlier this year Tesla announced engineer Chris Lattner would leave Apple and lead its Autopilot engineering team, but just five months later he is departing. Lattner, the designer of Apple's Swift programming language, tweeted "Turns out that Tesla isn't a good fit for me after all," while Tesla announced it has hired Andrej Karpathy, "one of the world's leading experts in computer vision and deep learning." He will become the company's Director of AI and Autopilot Vision, reporting directly to CEO Elon Musk, who he may know well from his previous job as a research scientist at the Musk-backed OpenAI. Andrej Karpathy, one of the world's leading experts in computer vision and deep learning, is joining Tesla as Director of AI and Autopilot Vision, reporting directly to Elon Musk.


Inside the Falcon Factory: Musk posts amazing drone tour

Daily Mail

The static fire test in McGregor, TX last week is a major step towards bringing the'world's most powerful rocket' a step closer to its maiden launch. The video reveals a look at everything from the Merlin engines to what it's like inside the cavity of an unfinished Falcon 9 Musk shared the video on Instagram this week, writing, 'Flying through the Falcon Factory.' Components from several Falcon 9 rockets can be seen, with numerous first stage cylinders seen lying throughout the factory floor Elon Musk took to Twitter to hail the success, saying'Falcon Heavy is this times three. 'First static fire test of a Falcon Heavy center core completed at our McGregor, TX rocket development facility last week,' SpaceX tweeted.



John McAfee: What if advanced artificial intelligence hacks itself? Opinion.

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Such a concept is certainly not new and typical hacking techniques in use today can easily be imagined to be self-produced by complex software systems. Isaac Asimov was the first person to struggle with the quandary of how to prevent artificial intelligence from eradicating its creator. Yet no complex software system, in the history of software engineering, has been released without a defect. The self interest of any AI created by the human mind, will instantly recognize the conflict between that self interest and the continuation of the human species.


Elon Musk said to have turned down an offer from Uber

Daily Mail

The book, called'Wild Ride', has revealed that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick approached CEO Elon Musk with a proposition to form a partnership in self-driving cars last year. The book, called'Wild Ride', has revealed that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick approached CEO Elon Musk (pictured) with a proposition to form a partnership in self-driving cars last year. However, Kalanick's idea was deemed unrealistic by Musk, who also advised the Uber founder to focus on his own platform'Wild Ride: Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination', written by Adam Lashinsky, claims to highlight the'full story behind Uber' that'has never been told'. The book revealed Uber CEO Travis Kalanick approached CEO Elon Musk with a proposition to form a partnership in self-driving cars last year.


Groom credits Tesla Model X for saving his life the night before his own wedding

Mashable

SEE ALSO: Tesla's going to record video of your drives to perfect its Autopilot system The groom, who identified himself to Mashable as Mr. Tran, was leaving the rehearsal dinner the night before his nuptials when a stolen Honda Civic on the run from police caught him in while he was in the middle of a left-hand turn. The stolen car then smashed into Tran's Model X at an estimated 65 mph, launching the Tesla about 20 feet from its starting point by Tran's estimation. The Trans' rental Model X and the stolen Honda Civic after the crash. "I can't thank Elon Musk, Tesla, and the team enough for what they do and want them to know that their car saved my life," he wrote.


The Frankenstein Factor in IT – Therapy needed for our AI Future

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Recent announcements by both Facebook and tech pioneer Elon Musk to build brain interfaces are great examples. A new report from SogetiLabs'The Frankenstein Factor: the Anatomy of Fear of AI' recommends taking these emotions seriously and pleads for a therapeutic approach. Members of the European Parliament fear artificial intelligence will ultimately affect the intrinsic European and humanistic values. A series of reports on Machine Intelligence The Frankenstein Factor: the Anatomy of Fear of AI" is the third in a series of four qualitative research reports on the topic of Machine Intelligence.