Elon Musk wants to preserve humanity in space

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

There need to be things that inspire you, that make you glad to wake up in the morning and be part of humanity.

"The danger of AI is much greater than the danger of nuclear warheads, by a lot and nobody would suggest that we allow anyone to just build nuclear warheads if they want - that would be insane".

"Westworld" showrunner Jonathan Nolan acknowledges that his HBO sci fi Western thriller is not "an incredibly optimistic show". The Tesla and SpaceX founder, 46-year-old Elon Musk, has long dreamed of creating a human colony on Mars.

But Musk's not just thinking about doom and gloom. I think a Mars base and a Moon base that could help regenerate life back on Earth would be really important and to get that done before a possible World War III.

Mars will need pizza joints, and one day people will drink at a Mars Bar, he said - congratulating himself on the Dad joke.

Correction: An earlier version of this article said the test flights would be "to Mars".

Getting to that point hasn't been easy - he said early on that SpaceX nearly didn't survive.

India commits $1.4 billion for solar energy worldwide
International Solar Alliance Summit kicked off today at Rashtrapati Bhavan. "We know the hurdles. Conceptualised by India, the solar alliance now has 121 member countries.

How To Turn Google Maps Into Mario Kart
Previous updates turned the whole of Google Maps into a game of Pac-man, and turned the Pegman into the Loch Ness Monster. Apparently the (now again) Plumber is taking his Kart and conquering the world. or at least Google Maps.

Muhammad Wilkerson's mom calls out reporter for lying about son's alleged alcoholism
That insinuation did not sit well with Wilkerson's mom, Ka'idah, who called into WFAN after Mehta finished his appearance. Wilkerson has served as 3-4 defensive end and has played inside when in a four-man front.

"I wouldn't let my friends invest because I didn't want them to lose their money", he said of SpaceX.

After days of delays, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Spanish radar observation craft and a pair of experimental SpaceX communication satellites for Starlink, the rocket company's own constellation of satellites - almost 12,000 of them - that aim to provide high-speed, cable-like internet from low-Earth orbit to the entire globe by 2024, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force base in California on Thursday morning/Feb. 22. "And we were trying to think of an image, something to shock people, and what we came up with was a red sports auto and a David Bowie song", Nolan said.

"We are building the first Mars, or interplanetary ship, and I think we'll be able to [have] short trips, flights by [the] first half of next year", he said in a question-and-answer session at the SXSW.

Musk reserved his most chilling pronouncements for artificial intelligence. Musk's been known to express concerns that AI could bring about the next World War and Sunday's Q&A was no different.

"If things went a little bit the other way, both companies would be dead", Musk said.

"The rate of improvement is really dramatic, but we have to figure out some way to ensure that the advent of digital super intelligence is one which is symbiotic with humanity". Today he specifically cited the risk of a Third World War and its aftermath.


  • White House looking to expand legal team amid Russian Federation inquiry

    Cobb has told friends that he expects to leave the White House relatively soon, according to The Times . A representative for the White House did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment.
    Bannon to French far-right party: 'Let them call you racists'

    Bannon to French far-right party: 'Let them call you racists'

    A younger leadership circle will likely emerge, but Marine Le Pen , the only candidate for president, will remain. She bowed out of politics after her aunt's presidential defeat, but is expected to come back in a new role.
    Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in West Bank clash- medics

    Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in West Bank clash- medics

    The Health Ministry in Gaza reported three wounded in clashes by the border with Israel , one severely and two moderately. Arab threats of retaliation are not followed by action, says PA minister, to the detriment of the Palestinians .
  • Cenk Tosun and Bong scores as Everton beats Brighton

    Cenk Tosun and Bong scores as Everton beats Brighton

    Brighton remain seven points clear of the relegation zone, but they must still face all of the current top four before the end of the season.
    Super Smash Bros. Coming to Switch in 2018

    Super Smash Bros. Coming to Switch in 2018

    The most interesting takeaway is that Marth, Wario, and Pit seem to be considered "core" Smash Bros . characters. Mario , Link, and other mysterious characters remain hidden, with us only able to see their silhouettes.
    3 hostages taken, shots fired at Yountville Veterans Home

    3 hostages taken, shots fired at Yountville Veterans Home

    He tells KTVU-TV the property of the large veterans home was evacuated after a man with a gun was reported on the grounds. The Napa County Sheriff's Department issued an alert to residents warning them to avoid the area.
  • At Least 2 Dead In New York City Helicopter Crash

    At Least 2 Dead In New York City Helicopter Crash

    The skies over NY constantly buzz with helicopters carrying tourists, businesspeople, traffic reporters, medical teams and others. The other hit the water shortly after takeoff on a sightseeing flight, injuring six tourists and the pilot.
    U.S.  allies line up for exemptions from Trump's tariffs

    U.S. allies line up for exemptions from Trump's tariffs

    In talks, the United States should not expect any European Union concessions to win an exemption, European Union officials said. But the US has already thrown up barriers to Chinese imports. "This is not a trade negotiation", Katainen said.
    Facebook Secures Exclusive Broadcast Rights to 25 MLB Games

    Facebook Secures Exclusive Broadcast Rights to 25 MLB Games

    The social media giant has entered into its first major deal with MLB to be the exclusive home for a number of games this season. The schedule includes a second Phillies game on April 26, when the Arizona Diamondbacks visit Citizens Bank Park.
  • Thaw in Korean peninsula continues with Winter Paralympics

    Thaw in Korean peninsula continues with Winter Paralympics

    Kim Jong Hyon, 17, and Ma Yu Chol, 27, crossed the start line in the men's cross-country skiing just after 10:00 am (0100 GMT). Bowden also plays wheelchair basketball and helped Team Canada win gold at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens.
    Deported Odinga ally slams peacetalks with Uhuru as a betrayal

    Deported Odinga ally slams peacetalks with Uhuru as a betrayal

    He said they have agreed to stop any dissent immediately and not to allow the country's diversity to kill their nation. Odinga has further stated that the "conflict is over" and called on the country to "reconcile and move on".
    Gabe Newell Says

    Gabe Newell Says "Valve's Going to Start Shipping Games Again"

    During the Reddit AMA back in January 2017, Newell said that Valve is working on at least one other fully-fledged singleplayer game .


Latest news

Parliament logjam: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha remain disrupted on Day 3
Nearly immediately thereafter, the opposition members again stormed the Well raising slogans and displaying placards. Congress, Left parties and TMC and others raised the issue of irregularities in the banking sector.

USA working to spare Australia from steel, aluminium tariffs
When the President announced his tariffs, only Canada and Mexico were given exemptions - other countries would have to apply, he said.

Fire Officials Say to Check Smoke Alarm Batteries when Daylight Savings Begins
For the best protection, equip your home with a combination of ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms or dual-sensor alarms. An average of three children per day die in home fires and 80 percent of those occur in homes without working smoke alarms.

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli tearfully apologizes, then sentenced to 7 years
In a letter sent last week to the judge , Shkreli pleaded for leniency and for the first time admitted he had erred. In court filings, prosecutors argued that Shkreli's remorse about misleading his investors was not to be believed.

Why your digital home assistant, Alexa, is laughing at you
Amazon warns that the feature will not work when your Echo device is playing music, books, or you're on a call through the device. With follow-up mode, users can give Alexa commands or requests back to back, without having to say " Alexa " for each one.

Spy poisoning: Military deployed in Salisbury as police investigate graveyard
Nick Bailey, a policeman who also fell ill, is in serious condition, but is "conversing and engaging" with visitors, Rudd added. Police turned their attention on Friday to the cemetery where the 66-year-old Russian's wife and son were laid to rest.

David Moyes blasts Andre Ayew after West Ham departure
Arthur Masuaku will serve the final game of his six-match ban for spitting this weekend - when West Ham take on Burnley - too. The Hammers are favourites to win this game, and they are available at their best odds of 5/4 at Bet365.

Credit Suisse Group Upgrades Mondi (MNDI) to Outperform
The stock has "Sell" rating by Peel Hunt on Thursday, July 27. 900 were reported by Horan Cap Advsrs Limited Liability Company. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney And Strauss Ltd Llc reported 0.42% of its portfolio in The Restaurant Group plc (LON:RTN).

Broadcom moves to ease United States concerns over 5G investment
In accordance with Broadcom, Qualcomm is facing many challenges that hurdle its role in developing 5G. Broadcom spends less - about $3.3 billion previous year - or 19 percent of revenue.

Heavy snow causes flight cancellations at Bradley
So if you have a flight scheduled for Wednesday or Thursday morning, make sure to check with your airline for the flight status. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International also has had its schedule thrown into chaos by the massive winter storm .

Trump administration seeks $100 billion cut in US-China trade deficit
Its trade surplus of $275.8 billion with the United States was equal to 65 percent of its global total. By contrast, steel markets in Europe, a key U.S ally, have more to lose.

As Serena Williams returns, Venus Williams says her game has not left
Here are a few more thoughts from the 63-year-old Evert, the publisher of Tennis magazine and mother of three adult sons. The 36-year-old recently played singles for the first time this year as she joined the Tie Break Tens event in NY .

'Fortnite Battle Royale' heading to mobile, iOS test run announced
After registering on the game's official website, a user would get an email including the download link for the game. Sign-ups will open on Monday for an invite-only test on iOS; Android will follow "in the next few months".

Waymo is testing self-driving trucks in Atlanta
Trucking represents a significant business opportunity for the half-dozen large and small tech companies pushing into the space. Waymo's mission has always been to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around.

US Secretary of State to visit Nigeria, Kenya, three others
The energy behemoth has significant business dealings in sub-Saharan Africa, including in Chad, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. Stremlau said instead of diplomatic engagement, America's approach in Africa is increasingly militaristic.

Other news