Elon Updates for Cybertruck, Neuralink and SpaceX Starship

Tesla CEO Elon Musk in an interview with WSJ’s Joanna Stern at the CEO Council Summit. The main highlights: Elon Musk does not know about anything special happening on December 9, 2021 The Cybertruck will be Tesla’s best product ever. It will have many new technological advances. It will be in volume production in 2023. …

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Whole Brain Emulation Versus AGI

On the prediction site Metaculus, Robin Hanson and Matthew Barnett have a bet about whole brain emulation versus artificial general intelligence. The bet is that when US labor participation rate is less than 10% then em-like automation will contribute more to GDP than AGI-like. Robin Hanson wrote the book the Age of EM. The “Em” …

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Will People Work in the Future?

There is a bet on the prediction site Metaculus, that asks will US labor force participation drop below 10%? The formulation of the argument for the question focuses on automation and a related question on Whole Brain Emulation or other paths to Artificial General Intelligence. The U.S. labor participation rate stood at 61.4% as of …

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Self Driving Cars Will Save and Improve Lives

If self-driving cars can become ten times safer than human-driven cars and became standard for the world then 1.1 million of the over 1.2 million global traffic deaths would be prevented each year. Self-driving cars would also enable old people and children to get around safely and conveniently with more independence. Tesla cars are already …

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Tesla FSD 10 Testers Agree a Large Improvement Has Been Delivered

Tesla full self-driving testers are reporting that FSD Beta 10 is a large improvement. They agree that in 2-4 weeks it will be ready for the start of wide opt-in release. They are feeling far more confident and comfortable using FSD. Gali of Hyperchange now thinks that robotaxi level could be reached in 6 months. …

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Jogging and Delivery Robots

The OSU Dynamic Robotics Laboratory’s research team, led by Agility Robotics’ Jonathan Hurst, combined expertise from biomechanics and robot controls with new machine learning tools to accomplish something new: train a bipedal robot to run a full 5K on a single battery charge. This was an industry-first. Cassie (2017-2019) was the previous robot of Agility …

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Kai Fu Lee’s Vision of the Future of 2041

Dr. Kai-Fu Lee has spent more than three decades at the cutting edge of artificial intelligence research, development, and investment in both the US and China. He is now managing a $3 billion Sinovation Ventures fund. Previously, Dr. Lee was the president of Google China and a senior executive at Microsoft, SGI, and Apple. Co-chair …

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