Musk also said that "anonymous bot swarms" should be investigated.
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- On Thursday, Musk tweeted about the potential dangers of advanced A.I. manipulating social media.
- It's unclear what prompted Musk to tweet about advanced A.I., but his tweets came hours after The New York Times published an article about digital disinformation campaigns.
- Musk has a history of being rather pessimistic about the future of A.I.
Such a battery would make it far cheaper to implement robotaxis and long-haul electric trucks, both of which Tesla is developing.
- A team of researchers working with Tesla recently released a paper describing a lithium-ion battery that should last 1 million miles over 4,000 charges and depletions.
- The researchers reportedly optimized commonly used components of EV batteries, and made their findings available to other battery researchers.
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk said robotaxis could hit streets as early as 2020.
The water tower-shaped craft is an early prototype of Starship, which SpaceX hopes will someday send humans to Mars.
- The test marked the first time a craft used a liquid-methane-burning engine to lift itself that high.
- The successful test paves the way for larger-scale tests of Starship prototypes.
- SpaceX could send Starship to Mars by as early as 2024. More realistically, the company plans to use the rocket to conduct cargo missions in 2021.
"A monkey has been able to control a computer with its brain," Musk said, referring to tests of the device.
- Neuralink seeks to build a brain-machine interface that would connect human brains with computers.
- No tests have been performed in humans, but the company hopes to obtain FDA approval and begin human trials in 2020.
- Musk said the technology essentially provides humans the option of "merging with AI."
The Apollo 11 astronaut was recently awarded the Stephen Hawking Medal for Lifetime Achievement.
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- Buzz Aldrin is an Apollo 11 astronaut who was the second man to walk on the moon.
- NASA currently plans to send humans back to the moon and establish a "deep space gateway" that would eventually send astronauts to Mars.
- Meanwhile, private companies, such as Mars One and SpaceX, are planning voyages to the Red Planet.