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Elon Musk says we need to regulate AI before it becomes a danger to humanity

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

GENE MUNSTER: Tesla is the next Apple

Apple is the world's largest company with a market cap of nearly $770 billion as of this writing. Tesla is one of the world's largest automakers with a market cap of close to $55 billion, although we think the Tesla story is just getting started.<p>There are many parallels between Apple about a decade …

Tesla

Why Progressive Humanist Values Will Ultimately Prevail

Cultural evolution is on Humanism's side.<p>Our geopolitical world seems increasingly unstable, and some see this instability as a threat to Humanist …

Humanism

10 Daily Habits That Will Radically Improve Your Life

Practical daily things to bring real positive change in your life.<p>Platitudes won't help you. I know, I've tried to implement them all. They're frustrating.<p>Go for it! Live for today! Stay motivated!<p>No kidding.<p>I'm more interested in how we can radically improve our lives. How can we stay truly …

Self-improvement

How to Easily Maintain a Water Heater

Get more hot water and extend the life of your water heater by following these tips.<p>A well-functioning water heater keeps a household running smoothly. When the water cools or runs out, everyone will notice the next time they want a nice, hot shower. Here are a few steps you can take to maximize …

First on the White House agenda – the collapse of the global order. Next, war?

Trump’s allies yearn to wreck alliances that have kept the peace for decades. Progressives must preserve them<p>Donald Trump doesn’t read books. He leaves that to his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, the man rapidly emerging as the true power behind the gaudy Trump throne. Given Bannon’s influence – he …

Donald Trump

Experts Have Come Up With 23 Guidelines to Avoid an AI Apocalypse

Take note, future robot overlords.<p>It's the stuff of many a sci-fi book or movie - could robots one day become smart enough to overthrow us? Well, a …

The Crisis in the Arctic

It’s warming faster than anywhere else on Earth, but there are signs of hope.<p>Jose Kusugak, a leader of the Arctic Native Inuit community, wrote this in a book on Arctic climate entitled “The Earth is Faster Now”: “<i>Finding examples of the effects of climate change is easy and endless. I know Inuit,</i> …

Global Warming

Solar Can Already Generate More Energy Than Oil, Study Says

By: <b>Lance Schuttler / The Mind Unleashed</b> Oil proponents have been saying for awhile now that solar doesn’t match up to oil’s energy output, but that …

Clean Energy

Kinky sex lifts our consciousness into a heightened state of “flow,” according to a new study

American health and sex journalist Michael Castleman has compared BDSM to the child’s game of “trust,” when one child stands in front of another and falls backward, waiting to be caught. It’s a bonding experience, Castleman says, “When the falling player trusts the catcher enough to let go …

Research

US Presidential report on AI tries to prepare society for what’s coming

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>US Government report lays out guidance for AI use and regulation and puts regulating super AI’s in the too hard …

Salt Lake City

Google Created Its Own Laws of Robotics

Building robots that don’t harm humans is an incredibly complex challenge. Here are the rules guiding design at Google.<p>In his famous <i>Robot</i> series of stories and novels, Isaac Asimov created the fictional Laws of Robotics, which read:<p>A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a …

Robotics

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.<p>Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in "base reality" is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor …

Singularity

How to determine if energy efficiency upgrades are right for your home (and budget)

The upfront cost of making energy efficient upgrades may deter some homeowners interested in home performance improvements. Cost is always something …

Home Improvement

How Climate Deniers Try to Sow Confusion

Don’t you just hate it when you’re arguing with people who make really good points and leave you absolutely no rejoinder? Wouldn’t it be nicer if you …

Clean Technology

Top 15 Shed Designs and Their Costs: Styles, Costs, and Pros and Cons

Summer is coming fast and you’ve been dying to dive right into a new home improvement project. Last year you were so excited about building a pool, …

The US elite abandoned the American dream – Trump is the terrifying result

Where schoolchildren were once taught to love their country and its institutions, now they are imbued with national guilt<p>By the end of this week, we should know whether an infantile narcissist will be the Republican nominee for president of the United States. Donald Trump, who has never held …

Solar Roadways: Efficient, Cost-Effective, Scalable

One year ago, the Netherlands constructed a bike path made of photovoltaic cells, connecting Amsterdam and its suburbs. It was a pilot program to …

Shame and Survival

She tried public appearances. She tried being reclusive. She tried leaving the country, and she tried finding a job. But the epic humiliation of 1998, when her affair with Bill Clinton became an all-consuming story, has followed Monica Lewinsky every day. After 10 years of self-imposed reticence, …