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Artificial Intelligence is our future. But will it save or destroy humanity?

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If tech experts are to be believed, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform the world. Artificial intelligence is software built to learn or problem solve -- processes typically performed in the human brain. Neither Musk nor Hawking believe that developers should avoid the development of AI, but they agree that government regulation should ensure the tech does not go rogue. However, Shostak doesn't believe sophisticated AI will end up enslaving the human race -- instead, he predicts, humans will simply become immaterial to these hyper-intelligent machines.


Elon Musk: Artificial intelligence battle 'most likely cause' of WWIII

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Elon Musk says global race for artificial intelligence will cause World War III. A race toward "superiority" between countries over artificial intelligence will be the most likely cause of World War III, warns entrepreneur Elon Musk. May be initiated not by the country leaders, but one of the AI's, if it decides that a prepemptive strike is most probable path to victory Musk has emerged as a critic of AI safety, seeking ways for governments to regulate the technology before it gets out of control. Last month, Musk warned fears over the security of AI are more risky than the threat of nuclear war from North Korea.


Why Jeff Bezos Isn't Afraid of Artificial Intelligence

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"We are solving problems with machine learning and artificial intelligence that were in the realm of science fiction for the past several decades," he said. "Natural language understanding, machine vision problems--it really is an amazing renaissance." Amazon has leaned more heavily into artificial intelligence in recent years. "Those things use a tremendous amount of machine learning, machine vision systems," Bezos said.


IBM's Watson 'is a joke,' says Social Capital CEO Palihapitiya

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"Watson is a joke, just to be completely honest," he said in an interview with "Closing Bell" on the sidelines of the Sohn Investment Conference in New York. Watson is named after IBM's first CEO, Thomas J. Watson. He recommended Tesla's convertible bonds at the 22nd annual Sohn Conference, pointing out that it was effectively like buying the equity but with the downside protection of a bond. At last year's Sohn Conference, Palihapitiya recommended Amazon, whose stock is up 40 percent in the past year.


The Arrival of Artificial Intelligence

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The history of computers is often told as a history of objects, from the abacus to the Babbage engine up through the code-breaking machines of World War II. In fact, it is better understood as a history of ideas, mainly ideas that emerged from mathematical logic, an obscure and cult-like discipline that first developed in the 19th century. Mathematical logic was pioneered by philosopher-mathematicians, most notably George Boole and Gottlob Frege, who were themselves inspired by Leibniz's dream of a universal "concept language," and the ancient logical system of Aristotle. Dixon goes on to describe the creation of Boolean logic (which has only two values: TRUE and FALSE, represented as 1 and 0 respectively), and the insight by Claude E. Shannon that those two variables could be represented by a circuit, which itself has only two states: open and closed.1 Dixon writes: Another way to characterize Shannon's achievement is that he was first to distinguish between the logical and the physical layer of computers. Dixon is being modest: the distinction may be obvious to computer scientists, but it is precisely the clear articulation of said distinction that undergirds Dixon's remarkable essay; obviously "computers" as popularly conceptualized were not invented by Aristotle, but he created the means by which they would work (or, more accurately, set humanity down that path).


He Helped Create the 'Google Brain.' Here's What He Thinks About AI Now

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Trucks that can drive themselves along delivery routes. Apps that can translate sentences with near human-like accuracy. These are just a few of the milestones artificial intelligence, or AI, has enabled in the past year -- and experts say it will only keep changing our lives at a breakneck pace. But some of the world's greatest technological minds, like Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates to Tesla and SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, have expressed misgivings about AI. Musk, who backs an AI research group aimed at keeping the technology open and beneficial to the public, has previously said the technology could be our "biggest existential threat."


Tesla poaches Apple vet for self-driving job

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Panasonic will invest more than $256 million in a New York production facility of Elon Musk's Tesla Motors to make photovoltaic cells and modules, deepening a partnership of the two companies. SAN FRANCISCO -- Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk famously called Apple a "Tesla graveyard" where his failed employees go to toil. That was a nifty bit of Musk-esque verbal sparring in what is a growing talent war between the tech titans. But it seems he's now robbing the graveyard. In a blog post Tuesday, Tesla announced that it was hiring 11-year Apple veteran Chris Lattner, an engineer who was primarily responsible for creating Swift, the programming language for building apps on Apple platforms.


How man will merge with machines: Elon Musk reveals he thinks we will become 'AI-human symbiotes'

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Elon Musk has dipped into the age-old adage, 'if you can't beat'em, join'em', advising that this is just what humans should do in order to prevent an eventual robot uprising. In a recent interview with Y Combinator, Musk explained that the'best outcome' between humankind and machines would be a collective lifestyle where'we are the AI.' Such a scenario would stamp out the possibility of an'evil dictator AI,' Musk said, allowing anyone who wants to take part to become an'AI-human symbiote.' In a recent interview with Y Combinator, Musk explained that the'best outcome' between humankind and machines would be a collective lifestyle where'we are the AI.' Last summer, when asked at the Code Conference in southern California if the answer to the question of whether we are in a simulated computer game was'yes', Elon Musk said the answer is'probably'.


2017 Will Be the Year Tesla Reigns Supreme--Or Finally Flops

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In its first 13 years of its existence, Tesla Motors made some of the world's biggest, best-known companies look stuffy as it charged electric cars with sex appeal, built a zealous fanbase, set records for performance and quality, and even made its cars drive themselves--all the while dodging bankruptcy and even flirting with illegality to keep up its frenetic pace. Not bad, but this is just the beginning. CEO Elon Musk has long promised to change the world, with an affordable electric car for the masses, one that happens to drive itself--and to make a profit doing it. That's the key to transforming Tesla from a niche player into the company Musk says it can be, one making a palpable, positive impact on people's lives and the planet they share, while keeping shareholders happy. And 2017 is the year Tesla has to pull it off, or lose its dominant position and risk being left behind as one more daring automotive startup that just could't hang.


Tesla's Autopilot will now stick to the speed limit

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Autopilot-enabled Teslas are about to become slightly more conservative drivers. The company's latest software update will match the top speed to the posted speed limit when the vehicle's Autosteer function is engaged, TechCrunch reports today. In the previous version, Autopilot was allowed to speed by about five mph on undivided highways, but the new cap won't apply on freeways where the system is limited to 90 mph. In addition to throttling the Autopilot, Tesla has also been updating the system and adding alerts to let drivers know when they need to take the wheel. Although these updates seem relatively, the Enhanced Autopilot features Tesla CEO Elon Musk will miss their promised "mid-December" launch date.