Renowned for his concerns over artificial intelligence and its potential negative impact on humanity, tech titan Elon Musk has made his most concerning comments yet surrounding AI. In a series of tweets on Monday, the Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and OpenAI co-founder wrote that artificial intelligence could be the eventual cause of the next world war. Musk's comments were in response to comments made by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said that the country "who becomes the leader in this sphere [artificial intelligence] will be the ruler of the world." VLADIMIR PUTIN SAYS THE LEADER IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE'WILL BE THE RULER OF THE WORLD' Musk's companies, specifically Tesla, have used artificial intelligence to enhance its products and services.
Elon Musk is more than a bit busy building Model 3s, launching rockets, and saving the world from the AI apocalypse, but that isn't keeping him from digging in to his holy mole-iest venture yet: a mildly mystifying scheme to find a faster, cheaper way of boring tunnels, and using it to destroy traffic. Musk still isn't talking, but documents the Boring Company provided to the city of Hawthorne, and comments employees made to the city council, provide a few tidbits. Good thing, too, because the Hawthorne city council just gave the Boring Company permission to begin digging a 1.6-mile tunnel so it can test its technology. "The test tunnel project would involve SpaceX engineers repeatedly testing personal vehicle types suitable for placement on the skates; refinement of the design and technology; and general data collection on performance, durability, and application," the Boring Company wrote in documents submitted to the city council.
This file photo taken on July 19, 2017 shows Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, during the International Space Station Research and Development Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. A group of technology experts including Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is warning the United Nations about the potential threat posed by autonomous weapons. In an open letter addressed to the U.N.'s Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, 116 founders and CEOs of robotics and artificial intelligence companies want the "killer robot" weapons banned. The group of experts who signed the letter applauded the U.N. for creating a Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) to consider lethal autonomous weapon systems.
His stark warning came at a time when the US and North Korea remain on heightened alert amid spiraling tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Earlier this week, both sides degenerated to open threats, demonstrating readiness to use coercive force if provoked to do so. Whereas the US said it may rely on strategic bombers to hit North Korean targets, the Asian nation's military announced that a plan of striking the American airbase in Guam will be ready soon. The heated exchange – coupled by saber-rattling – has revived the threat of war on the Korean Peninsula, with many speculating on its impact on global affairs.
When I read today's news about OpenAI's DotA 2 bot beating human players at The International, an eSports tournament with a prize pool of over $24M, I was jumping with excitement. These games require long-term strategic decision making, multiplayer cooperation, and have significantly more complex state and action spaces than Chess, Go, or Atari, all of which have been "solved" by AI techniques over the past decades. Given that 1v1 is mostly a game of mechanical skill, it is not surprising that a bot beats human players. And given the severely restricted environment, the artificially restricted set of possible actions, and that there was little to no need for long-term planning or coordination, I come to the conclusion that this problem was actually significantly easier than beating a human champion in the game of Go.
Musk is wrong to worry about artificial intelligence (AI) being a threat to humanity, so I agree with Zuckerberg. Those of us working on building intelligent machines appreciate how much of a challenge remains. Before the industrial revolution, many people worked out in the fields. We invented universal education so people were educated for these new jobs.
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Tesla handed over the first 30 versions of its Model 3 electric car to employee buyers Friday, officially launching the company's first car geared toward the mass market. "The whole point of Tesla was to build a great affordable electric car," CEO Elon Musk said Friday night at an event outside the company's factory in Fremont, Calif. "That's what this day means. We get our first drive in Tesla's electric Model 3 Tesla Model 3: Should you buy Elon Musk's first mass-market electric car? The optional color upgrades are Midnight Silver Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Silver Metallic, Pearl White Multi-Coat and Red Multi-Coat.
Elon Musk has been talking and tweeting about the Model 3 for years, but on Friday night the talking ends and the first 100 Tesla Model 3 all-electric cars roll off the assembly line and into customers' (who are also employees) hands. As the deadline for production ramp up neared, Musk reminded Tesla fans that, while his is a different kind of car company, he's not building gadgets, rolling out new versions each year. In the nine years since Tesla's been selling electric cars, it's put roughly 230,000, give or take a few thousand, Roadster, Model S and Model X Teslas on the road. Sure, many of the autonomous features will not be enabled and most of states (and national regulations) still don't permit autonomous driving, but that will change in the coming years and hundreds of thousands of Tesla drivers will be ready.
Sea levels are already rising, and if nations around the world continue on emitting greenhouse gases without greatly cutting emissions, that sea level rise could be devastating. Nuclear war could kill millions and alter the Earth's climate, making parts of our planet uninhabitable. According to a 2016 report, outbreaks of infectious diseases in the future pose a major risk to human life and world economies. The largest refugee crisis since World War II is currently taking place because of rampant inequality, religious strife, armed conflict, discrimination, and the search for better lives in the West.