We know Elon Musk is pretty close to the cutting edge stuff in Artificial Intelligence (AI). In this talk he discusses his concerns about AI.
He answers some of the pressing questions and concerns and why some kind of regulation is much needed.
He understands the threats that the so called AI experts fail to see. And he admits that it scares the hell out of him.
Just 5 mins into this talk and you get an idea of the kind of impact AI can have. Let me add here that he mention the difference between Narrow or Weak AI and Digital Super Intelligence, discussed later.
I am sharing some of the highlights from his talk.
Several AI “experts” think more than they do and they think they are smarter than they actually are. They don’t understand the repercussions. He mentions that the rate of improvement is exponential in this area.
- Consider this AlphaGO, in a span of 6–9 months, was able to defeat the champions in the Game. AlphaGo Zero crushed AlphaGo. It learnt by playing itself. You can put in rules for any game and it can pretty much beat the best players in that. Question is did the experts predict that?
Similarly for self driving cars. They are predicting it to be 100–200% safer in an year or two.
- Narrow or Weak AI does not pose a risk to species. It will result in lost jobs, better weaponry etc. But Digital Super Intelligence does. Thats why we need to do it very very carefully.
A super intelligence is a hypothetical agent that possesses intelligence far surpassing that of the brightest and most gifted human minds. –Wiki
3. He talks about regulations to ensure everyone is developing AI safely. Even though the dangers of AI are far more why no regulations?
To conclude he wishes that these developments are symbiotic with Humanity. And that we don’t create systems that pose a threat to us.
I will highly recommend that you watch this talk.
Great news for the Indian folks who want to drive a Tesla.
With the launch of Model 3 today, which has surpassed all expectations, Elon Musk has hinted in a series of Tweets that he will include India in the order page.
Stay tuned for more on this !!
Tesla shattered all expectations as it receives 180,000 Model 3 orders in 24 hours.
In a tweet Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk touted a “bright” future for electric cars.
Watch the video here http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000506174
“If you can explain the WHY of things then that makes a huge difference to People’s Motivation. They understand Purpose. Process of Learning and how it should be. Make it interesting.” – Elon Musk
As Elon Musk has rightly said answer to the above question can be very useful to build and keep your interest to Learn something.
Elon also mentions the use of Gamification to make learning fun.
Here is a video in which Elon Musk talks about this and more at the Khan Academy.
Image and Video Source – Youtube – Khan Academy
I wrote a whole Post on this topic sometime back. You might benefit from reading that.
Like many, I am a Huge Fan of Elon Musk. He is one of those Rare Risk Takers our Planet needs.
His ideas and concepts are a breath of fresh air and the best part is he makes them work. Be it SpaceX, Tesla or HyperLoop, which has inspired companies to make it a reality.
I am always looking forward to what’s coming next from him.
Well this time his offering is for the Kids.
The company just started accepting pre-orders for its first kiddie-car, a US $499 all-electric model designed in partnership with red-wagon maker Radio Flyer.
The basic “Tesla Model S for Kids” (couldn’t they come up with a shorter name?) has a 130-watt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, working headlights, and a sound system.
It’s available in red, silver, and blue. It has a top speed of 6 mph, but parents can choose to lower the top speed to 3 mph.
It holds a driver who weighs up to 81 lbs; there is no passenger seat, but there is a “frunk” (a front trunk) to hold emergency snacks and teddy bears.
I am sure the kids are going to love this one.