Elon Musk

Elon Musk Continues To Add Basic Features To Tesla Cars Based On Twitter Feedback

Automotive pioneer and Tesla CEO Elon Musk invested a lot of time this weekend responding to Tesla owner feedback on Twitter. While the feedback was …

Customer Service

Elon Musk is Cancelling the Robot Apocalypse

In the immortal words of Stacker Pentecost, “Today we face the monsters that are at our door and bring the fight to them! Today, we are <i>canceling</i> the …

Elon Musk, Tech Leaders Ask U.N. To Ban Automated Weapons

Support the news<p>After a number of public comments warning of the dangers of artificial intelligence, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now spearheaded an …

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Elon Musk calls for ban on killer robots before ‘weapons of terror’ are unleashed.<p>“Once developed, they will permit armed conflict to be fought at a …

Armed Conflict

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says driver profiles could be going to the cloud

Why it matters to you<p>If all Tesla driver profiles are moved to the cloud, it could mean that any Tesla could feel like your own.<p>Tesla has staked its …

Autos

Some of the Biggest Things I've Learned About Tech So Far This Week

Alibaba is a threat, people can't get enough iPhone 8 news, and Elon Musk's battle with artificial intelligence.<p>From Alibaba's ( BABA) monstrous …

Tech Industry

A Tesla Model X raced a Lamborghini Aventador, guess which car won

Typically, you wouldn't race an SUV against a race-oriented supercar, but in the case of Tesla, everything is possible.<p>A YouTube video posted by DragTimes over the weekend shows a Tesla Model X P100D pit a Lamborghini Aventador SV in a drag race.<p>Tesla won.<p>True, the win was by the slightest of …

Autos

A lesson in leadership: Elon Musk spends weekend responding to Tesla customers, admits 'foolish oversight'

Elon Musk is busy trying to help save the world. His electric vehicle company Tesla aims to combat climate change by accelerating the transition away …

Bill Gates and Elon Musk share a daily scheduling habit that helps them tackle their busy routines

Bill Gates and Elon Musk are two of the biggest names in tech.<p>Gates cofounded Microsoft in 1975, helping to spark the PC revolution. Now he focuses most of his time on philanthropy.<p>Musk founded PayPal and currently splits his week traveling between Tesla and SpaceX.<p>Both men also share one habit …

Bill Gates

Elon Musk Just Spent the Weekend Making Changes to Tesla's Cars (By Listening to Customers On Twitter)

This isn't the usual way a CEO deals with customers.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Elon Musk has become something of a deity for certain people.<p>Here is this marginally eccentric, occasionally depressive man who wants to make …

Design Thinking

“We do not have long to act”: Elon Musk and others warn the UN about autonomous weapons

The prospect of tanks, machine guns, and drones that think for themselves becoming widespread is giving tech luminaries the heebie-jeebies.<p>In an open letter today (Aug. 21), a group of specialists from 26 nations called for the United Nations to ban the development and use of autonomous weapons. …

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“We Do Not Have Long”: Elon Musk Calls for a Global Ban on Killer Robots

But the more sinister threat may be lying in plain sight.<p><b>Elon Musk</b> has always been singularly pessimistic about the potential for a robotics revolution. After investing in artificial-intelligence start-up DeepMind three years ago, the Tesla and SpaceX C.E.O. grew increasingly alarmed about how …

Artificial Intelligence

Early Tesla and Uber investor calls for the companies to merge and make Musk CEO

Early Tesla and Uber investor Jason Calacanis is calling for a merger of the two companies, which he says could “beat everybody at transportation.”<p>Calacanis says that it would also solve Uber’s CEO search by making Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, in charge of both companies.<p>The suggestion comes at a time …

Tesla

Elon Musk is right: we should all be worried about killer robots

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, along with 115 other artificial intelligence and robotics specialists, has signed an open letter to urge the United Nations to recognize the dangers of lethal autonomous weapons and to ban their use internationally.<p>The letter was released at the International Joint …

Tesla

Details Emerge on Elon Musk's Super-Secret L.A. School

The highly selective Ad Astra requires an IQ test for admission — even a friend of Musk's couldn't get his kids in — but has no website, phone …

Education

Is Elon Musk Blind Now?

Like many, aspiring supervillain Elon Musk is gazing at the solar eclipse today. But regular sunglasses and a Tesla sunroof are not adequate eye …

Elon Musk's Research Venture Has Trained AI To Teach Itself

Boosting Performance<p>As part of its effort to find better ways to develop and train “safe artificial general intelligence,” OpenAI has been releasing …

Machine Learning

Elon Musk urges the UN to limit AI weapons

Elon Musk has signed his name alongside more than 100 others to ask the UN to regulate the use of autonomous weapons systems. The group of concerned engineers, many of whom are respected in the field of AI, is asking the global body to "protect civilians" from "misuse" of AI-driven weapons. They …

Artificial Intelligence

Cloud driver profiles mean any Tesla could automatically become your Tesla

Tesla has a plan to move its personalized driver profiles, which track things like seat and steering wheel position, to the cloud. This would mean Tesla drivers can download to them to theoretically any connected Tesla vehicle and have all their driver preferences in place, including regenerative …

Tesla

Elon Musk calls for ban on killer robots before ‘weapons of terror’ are unleashed

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has said that artificial intelligence is more of a risk to the world than is North Korea, offering humanity a stark warning about the perilous rise of autonomous machines.<p>Now the tech billionaire has joined more than 100 robotics and artificial intelligence experts …

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Elon Musk may have done the one thing you’re not supposed to do during an eclipse

Tesla CEO Elon Musk may have taken a big risk watching the eclipse on Monday.<p>Musk said via Twitter that he watched the solar eclipse wearing sunglasses through the glass roof of his Tesla Model S.<p>It's not clear whether Musk meant eclipse sunglasses or actual sunglasses, but if it's the latter, he …

Business

Elon Musk and AI experts urge U.N. to ban killer robots

Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk has joined dozens of CEOs of artificial intelligence companies in signing an open letter urging the United Nations to ban the use of AI in weapons before the technology gets out of hand.<p>The letter was published Monday — the same day the U.N.’s Group of Governmental …

Artificial Intelligence

Silicon Valley wants to kill ‘Killer AI’ before it’s even born

Silicon Valley wants to kill ‘Killer AI’ before it’s even born<p>Elon Musk wants to end the threat of ‘Killer AI’ before it’s even born. And turns out …

Silicon Valley

Big changes are coming to Tesla software, Elon Musk reveals

One of the more remarkable and revolutionary features to come from Tesla was its introduction of over the air software updates for the Model S. …

Elon Musk Calls For Global Ban on Killer Robots

"Killer robot": Qinetiq MAARS (via Future of Life Institute)<p>Another week, another warning from Elon Musk about the impending robot apocalypse.<p>This …

Geek

Elon Musk and over 100 AI experts warn U.N. about killer robots – VICE News

Academics and industry leaders worried about killer robots and AI creating “the third revolution in warfare” have banded together to urge further action on the issue.<p>Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and 116 other executives and scholars signed an open letter addressed to United Nations leaders on …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk: Photos of the SpaceX Space Suit Developed for NASA Are Coming Soon

Much of the buzz we’ve been hearing about SpaceX recently has been about unmanned spaceflights — including last week’s International Space Station …

Exploration

With Elon Musk's Tesla Network, car ownership will never be the same again

Driver profiles saved to the cloud will make getting into a Tesla like logging into a new iPhone.<p>It is no secret that Elon Musk sees a future where …

Tesla Model 3

Did Elon Musk Just Open the Door to Hacked Tesla Model 3s?

Musk wants to bring personalized driver settings to any Tesla model using information stored in the cloud.<p>Tesla ( TSLA) CEO Elon Musk dropped a key …

Tech Industry

Elon Musk joins other experts in call for global ban on killer robots

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk and other leading artificial intelligence experts have called on the United Nations for a global ban on the use of killer robots, which includes drones, tanks and machine guns, The Guardian reported on Sunday.<p>“Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close,” Musk …

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