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Apr 18, 2024

Why Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain implant reframes our ideas of self-identity

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, neuroscience

The extended mind — For decades, philosophers have debated the borders of personhood: where does our mind end, and the external world begin? On a simple level, you might assume that our minds rest within our brains and bodies. However, some philosophers have proposed that it’s more complicated than that.

When we merge mind and machine, the traditional borders of the self dissipate, says philosopher Dvija Mehta.

Apr 17, 2024

Elon Musk Unveils Starship V3 Plans for Lower Launch Costs

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

SpaceX The Space Race

Apr 16, 2024

The Next Frontier for Brain Implants Is Artificial Vision

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs, Elon Musk

In 2021, he heard about a trial of a visual prosthesis at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Researchers cautioned that the device was experimental and he shouldn’t expect to regain the level of vision he had before. Still, he was intrigued enough to sign up. Thanks to the chips in his brain, Bussard now has very limited artificial vision—what he describes as “blips on a radar screen.” With the implant, he can perceive people and objects represented in white and iridescent dots.

Bussard is one of a small number of blind individuals around the world who have risked brain surgery to get a visual prosthesis. In Spain, researchers at Miguel Hernández University have implanted four people with a similar system. The trials are the culmination of decades of research.

There’s interest from industry, too. California-based Cortigent is developing the Orion, which has been implanted in six volunteers. Elon Musk’s Neuralink is also working on a brain implant for vision. In an X post in March, Musk said Neuralink’s device, called Blindsight, is “already working in monkeys.” He added: “Resolution will be low at first, like early Nintendo graphics, but ultimately may exceed normal human vision.”

Apr 16, 2024

Elon Musk Says “There’s Nothing More I Hate, But it Must Be Done” as He Announces a Massive 15,000 Employee Tesla Job Cut — Adds “It is Very Difficult to Say Goodbye”

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

I found this on NewsBreak: Elon Musk Says “There’s Nothing More I Hate, But it Must Be Done” as He Announces a Massive 15,000 Employee Tesla Job Cut – Adds “It is Very Difficult to Say Goodbye”

Apr 16, 2024

Watch: Tesla Optimus takes a walk bare-bones in a new video by Elon Musk

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

When we thought Tesla’s Optimus project was settling into a routine of shirt-folding chores and tasks, Elon Musk threw us a curveball. A new video, shared by the Tesla CEO on X(formerly Twitter), showcases Optimus in its new Gen 2 avatar in a state we haven’t seen before, walking but decidedly undressed.

But unlike the polished presentations we’ve seen before, this time, Optimus is bare-bones, revealing its intricate inner workings in all their unpolished glory.

Apr 15, 2024

Elon Musk Says That Within Two Years, AI Will Be “Smarter Than the Smartest Human”

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, humor, robotics/AI

Tesla CEO Elon Musk — who has an abysmal track record for making predictions — is predicting that we will achieve artificial general intelligence (AGI) by 2026.

“If you define AGI as smarter than the smartest human, I think it’s probably next year, within two years,” he told Norway wealth fund CEO Nicolai Tangen during an interview this week, as quoted by Reuters.

The mercurial billionaire also attempted to explain why his own AI venture, xAI, has been falling behind the competition. According to Musk, a shortage of chips was hampering his startup’s efforts to come up with the successor of Grok, a foul-mouthed, dad joke-generating AI chatbot.

Apr 15, 2024

Apple’s Robotics Push Challenges Tesla’s Ambitions

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, transportation

Herbert Ong Brighter with Herbert.

Apr 15, 2024

Tesla is laying off more than 10% of its workforce, memo shows

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Tesla is the latest major company to lay off employees.

The company is eliminating “more than 10%” of staff globally, according to an internal memo sent by Elon Musk on Sunday, which was seen by Business Insider. The layoffs have come shortly after the carmaker posted lackluster delivery numbers.

Musk wrote in the email: “There is nothing I hate more, but it must be done. This will enable us to be lean, innovative and hungry for the next growth cycle.”

Apr 14, 2024

Elon Musk ‘guesses’ AI will be brighter than people by the end of 2026, but there’s a 20% chance it might end humanity anyway

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Generative AI is quite impressive and has been the common denominator (in most cases) when tapping into new opportunities and unlocking new heights in the tech landscape. Microsoft has significantly benefited from the technology and is currently ranking as the world’s most valuable company, ahead of Apple with over $3 trillion in market capitalization. Market analysts attribute part of this success to its early investment and adoption of AI across its products and services.

Still, AI encounters its fair share of setbacks coupled with controversies and rumors. Perhaps one of the main challenges facing the technology is the lack of elaborate measures and guardrails to prevent it from spiraling out of control.

While relevant parties continue to try to establish control over the technology, billionaire Elon Musk predicts AI will be more intelligent than humans by the end of 2026 (via Business Insider). Musk shared these sentiments in an interview with Norges Bank CEO Nicolai Tangen on X (formerly Twitter).

Apr 13, 2024

Tesla FSD navigated 13-mile journey to Emergency Room to save a man, Elon Musk responds

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, transportation

Elon Musk praises the Tesla’s Full Self-Driving system for its role in aiding a Tesla owner during a mild heart attack.

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