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SXSW: Elon Musk Didn't Get Much Sleep This Weekend Either

SXSW: Elon Musk Didn't Get Much Sleep This Weekend Either

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.

Musk said that once we show companies in other countries that interplanetary travel is possible, he thinks they will up their game and work on interplanetary transport as well.

Pointing to AlphaGo and its predecessor AlphaGo Zero, Musk said AI is capable of vastly more than anyone knows, and said the rate of improvement is also exponential.

As reported by the Verge, the video was created by a different Mask directed by Jonathan Nolan. (Only two percent.) Who inspires him?

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"What's wonderful about the ship, assuming we can make full and rapid reusability work is that we can reduce the cost, marginal cost per flight, dramatically, by orders of magnitude compared to where it is today", Musk said. "I think we've got to build an interface - we didn't evolve to have a communications jack - there's got to be essentially a vast number of tiny electrodes that are able to read right from your brain", he explained. Musk actually brought up his sometimes overly-ambitious timelines, saying he does have a habit of making them appear a little bit too rosy. Musk did talk at great length about his well-known fear of artificial intelligence.

"I had the privilege of being down with Elon in launch control for the Falcon Heavy launch, and there was an incredible spirit there on the day", Nolan told the audience. "We have to figure out some way to ensure that the advent of digital superintelligence is one which is symbiotic with humanity. I think that's the single biggest existential crisis that we face, and the most pressing one", he said.

"For the early people that go to Mars, it will be far more unsafe", he said.

That is, in part, what his quest to establish bases on the moon and Mars is about. But he really raised eyebrows when asked the source of his inspiration.


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