• Former U.S. CTO: The ‘Robot Apocalypse' Could Happen. Here's How You Stop It

    6 days ago - By Fortune

    In July, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said artificial intelligence posed an “existential risk for human civilization” - sparking a war of words between himself and the far more optimistic Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg .
    But when it comes down to it, former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, who was appointed to the role by President Barack Obama in 2014 and served until January, says Musk may be right.
    Though she also has a plan to - fingers crossed - make sure that doesn't happen.
    “My hope, so that we can avoid the robot apocalypse that and Elon and everybody are talking about - which could...
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  • The 'government approval' Elon Musk said he got to build a New York to DC Hyperloop was probably a big misunderstanding

    The 'government approval' Elon Musk said he got to build a New York to DC Hyperloop was probably a big misunderstanding

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    A White House adviser told Axios that Elon Musk did not get a "verbal" green light to begin an ambitious mass-transit tunneling project between New York and Washington DC.
    Musk said on Twitter in July that he got "verbal government approval" for the project that would develop a Hyperloop route between the two major East Coast hubs.
    Such an undertaking would require cooperation from multiple local and regional entities, including the official backing of the federal government. A number of local government officials who Business Insider spoke to in July said they had no knowledge of it.
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