Elon Musk Says Flights to Mars Will Start in 2019

'More dangerous than nukes': Elon Musk still firm on regulatory oversight of AI

The founder of SpaceX and Tesla, who made a surprise appearance at HBO's Westworld panel at South by Southwest, hosted a impromptu question-and-answer session today at Austin's Moody Theater that was moderated by Westworld creator Jonathan Nolan. "But it's a huge amount of work".

From there, Musk says, "a tremendous amount of entrepreneurial resources (will be) needed. because you have to build out the entire base of industry, everything that allows human civilization to exist".

Less than 120 minutes later, SpaceX/Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the demo satellites - each measuring about the size of a mini-refrigerator and carrying computer, power, command and control, propulsion and Global Positioning System navigation equipment - had successfully deployed and begun communicating with Earth stations.

SXSW, the annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas always draws a big crowd and Sunday was no exception. Tesla slashed in half its Model 3 production target for the first quarter of 2018. "And we were trying to think of an image, something to shock people, and what we came up with was a red sports vehicle and a David Bowie song", Nolan said.

Tesla has seen impressive demand for the electric sedan since it was revealed in early 2016.

"Jeez, do I look that bad?" If the utility function of artificial intelligence is to maximise happiness of humans, a super-intelligent AI might decide that the best way to do that is to capture all humans and inject their brains with dopamine and serotonin. "It scares the hell out of me", Musk said. "And I think there aren't that many people that want to go in the beginning because all those things I said are true, but there will be some who will, for whom the excitement of frontier and exploration exceeds the danger". Musk imagines drivers can sleep at the wheel someday.

Musk cited the example of AlphaGo, Google DeepMind's artificial-intelligence program.

He suggested a public regulatory body would need "insight and oversight" to confirm that everyone was developing AI safely and in a way that is "symbiotic with humanity".

"Wishful thinking for sure is a source of many problems in many walks of life, wishful thinking causes a lot of trouble", he lamented.

"Some AI experts think they know more than they do and they think they're smarter than they are. this tends to plague smart people, they define themselves by their intelligence and they don't like the idea that a machine can be way smarter than them so they just discount the idea, which is fundamentally flawed".

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