Musk and Zuckerberg are having a rare public social media slapdown over their differing views on the future impact of artificial intelligence. The bickering billionaires lashed out at each other, with Zuckerberg calling Musk's doomsday scenario "irresponsible."
Musk said the Facebook CEO has a "limited" understanding of the subject. Burn! It all started when Zuckerberg, who was conducting a Facebook Live session during a backyard barbecue, was asked what he thought about Musk's AI doomsday views. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has a less than rosy view about the future of artificial intelligence and has warned that if left unchecked, AI could become humanity's "biggest existential threat."Read more
Elon Musk’s thoughts on artificial intelligence are pretty well known at this point. He famously compared work on AI to “summoning the demon,” and has warned time and time again that the technology poses an existential risk to humanity.
At a gathering of US governors this weekend, he repeated these sentiments, but also stressed something he says is even more important: that governments need to start regulating AI now. “I have exposure to the very cutting edge AI, and I think people should be really concerned about it,” Musk told attendees at the National Governors Association summer meeting on Saturday.Read more
SpaceX aborted the launch of one of its Falcon 9 rockets on Sunday with less than 10 seconds left to lift-off, causing the company to delay the mission for the day.
The rocket remains completely intact as SpaceX’s computer automatically stopped the countdown because something in the guidance system was “out of limits,” according to John Insprucker, the principal integration engineer for the Falcon 9 and the host of today’s livestream. “This is a computer abort that happened at T-10 seconds where we’re looking at the status of the guidance system and the flight hardware that supports it,” he said.Read more
Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is launching a new company called Neuralink with the intention of connecting computers directly to human brains.
The billionaire entrepreneur, whose other interests include sending humans to Mars, is exploring “neural lace” technology – the implanting of tiny electrodes into the brain that could be used to give direct computing capabilities. Musk has not officially announced the new company but after the Journal’s report he tweeted confirming more news of Neuralink would come out next week.Read more
Elon Musk is worried that AI will destroy humanity, and so he's decided to donate money toward research into how we can keep artificial intelligence safe. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has previously expressed concern that something like what happens in The Terminator could happen in real life.
He's also said that AI is "potentially more dangerous than nukes." The purpose of this donation is to both prevent that from happening and to ensure that AI is used for good and to benefit humanity. The money will be distributed to researchers through grant competitions, with the application process beginning.Read more