Elon Musk

Tesla's Model 3 'production hell' is testing Elon Musk's fix-as-you-go carmaking model

Los Angeles Times

When Elon Musk talks about the future of factory automation at Tesla, he envisions new breeds of robots and smart machines compressed in dense factories with little room for human operators, guided by self-learning software. "At the point at which the factory looks like an "alien dreadnought" -- a nod to a video game spaceship -- "you know you've won," Musk has told investors. But so far, the manufacturing of Tesla's new all-electric compact sedan, the Model 3, at its Fremont, Calif., factory is moving at a more earthbound pace. When Musk launched the car at an elaborate stage show in July, Tesla was anticipating a production rate of 20,000 Model 3s a month by the end of December. Over three months through September, though, Tesla had produced only 260 Model 3s -- about three cars a day.

Who Is The Real Elon Musk?


Elon Musk has become a superstar in Silicon Valley with his unique mannerisms, creative business decisions, and thirst for innovation. He's become an inspirational figure for millions of people around the world. The real question is, who is Elon Musk and what are his plans for the future? This article will sift through his life and pinpoint what he intends to do in the coming years. Elon Musk was born to Maye Musk a model and dietician in South Africa.

Elon Musk 'Right to be Concerned' About A.I., Google CEO Says


The Google CEO was told in a recent interview that Musk had weighed in on the company's new Google Clips camera, which uses artificial intelligence to capture photos automatically, and the Tesla CEO wasn't exactly a fan. Musk, who's spoken before about the problems such super-smart systems pose, said Clips "doesn't even seem innocent," an assessment Pichai responded to rather diplomatically. "He's a deep thinker about problems, and I think it's right to be concerned about A.I.," Pichai told Bloomberg in an interview published Thursday. He went on to say that because society can't press the pause button on tech advancements, Google's role is to be a "thoughtful and ethical" steward. "None of us have answers yet, which is what Elon is pointing out."

How Elon Musk's A.I. Destroyed The World's Best Gamers in "DoTA 2'


It happened with Chess and Go, and it finally happened with eSports. Elon Musk-backed Artificial Intelligence company "OpenAI" just used a bot to wallop the best DOTA2 players in the world. To be honest, it wasn't even close. Instead of trying to program the perfect bot, OpenAI just created a bot that learned through trial and error. Over the course of playing thousands of games against itself, the bot kept the behaviors that lead to victory and shed the ones that got it killed.

Elon Musk's Tunneling Venture The Boring Company Is Selling Hats

International Business Times

Most people who dream of being entrepreneurs or a force for positive change in the world would perhaps envy Elon Musk for his achievements since he left PayPal. He started Tesla (and SolarCity, now a Tesla subsidiary) to electrify the automotive (and power storage) industry, and SpaceX changed the way we look at rocket launches (now we look at rocket landings too). While Musk has founded Neuralink to develop an interface that connects the human brain with computers and also created the hyperloop concept -- giving it away for use by anyone who wants to -- to change urban transport, he has another venture with the same aim. The Boring Company digs tunnels which Musk says will bypass the traffic congestion in urban areas. And the company's latest offering are hats.

Artificial intelligence


Welcome to the Semantic Web - Chris Skinner's blog. Types of AI: From Reactive to Self-Aware [INFOGRAPHIC] The world in 2076: Machines outsmart us but we're still on top. Vincent Fournier/Gallerystock By Toby Walsh However you look at it, the future appears bleak. The world is under immense stress environmentally, economically and politically. The novelist who inspired Elon Musk.

Elon Musk shares video of massive Model 3 stamping machine

Daily Mail

In a new video posted to Instagram, the electric car-maker has revealed the firm's massive stamping machine, which works in tandem with two robotic arms to swap out the body panels. The new video posted to Instagram reveals the firm's massive stamping machine operating in real time, which works in tandem with two robotic arms to swap out the body panels. The stunning footage released on Instagram shows one of the vehicles on the'body line' as four huge red mechanisms carry out different tasks The new video comes just a week after the Tesla boss admitted the team was in'production hell,' as the company produced just 260 of the targeted 1,500 for the quarter. Last week, Elon Musk revealed the firm is delaying plans to unveil its electric truck to boost battery production for Puerto Rico and focus on the Model 3.

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Elon Musk: Google's AI Camera Doesn't Even Pretend to be Innocent


Elon Musk: Google's AI Camera Doesn't Even Pretend to be Innocent Musk, who thinks AI could trigger World War III and poses a far greater threat than North Korea, has now tweeted against "Clips" and its prowess. Elon Musk: Google's AI Camera Doesn't Even Pretend to be Innocent Google's artificial intelligence (AI)-based "Clips" camera has not impressed Tesla founder Elon Musk, a famed critic of AI. Musk, who thinks AI could trigger World War III and poses a far greater threat than North Korea, has now tweeted against "Clips" and its prowess. The $249 "Clips" is a lightweight, hands-free camera that helps people capture spontaneous moments.

Elon Musk is wrong. The AI singularity won't kill us all


It seems you can't open a newspaper without Elon Musk predicting that artificial intelligence (AI) needs regulating – before it starts World War III. There was a time, 20 years back, when people just smiled at me when I told them I was working on building intelligent machines. But he's also almost surely wrong – AI isn't going to start World War III anytime soon. So, Elon, stop worrying about World War III and start worrying about what Tesla's autonomous cars will do to the livelihood of taxi drivers.