Elon Musk’s Lab Working on Robot Writers!

Elon Musk’s Lab Working on Robot Writers!

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Artificial Intelligence is a controversial subject. With technology advancing so rapidly, many fear that all the science-fiction stories about robots taking over the world may actually come true. And that debate doesn’t look like it will end with this newest development.   GPT-2 is one of the latest AI creations from OpenAI, a nonprofit lab backed by Elon Musk. It is a machine that could generate synthetic text samples and perform simple language tasks like answering questions and basic reading comprehension.   The project was announced in February and is still in development. OpenAI has stated that they are afraid …

5 of Elon Musk’s Favorite Science Fiction Stories

5 of Elon Musk’s Favorite Science Fiction Stories

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Elon Musk has been in the news lately, for better or worse. First, he offered to design a submarine to ferry away the Thai soccer team trapped in the cave. Then he raged and threw an infantile fit at a rescue leader for rejecting that submarine, calling him offensive names on Twitter. Then his company Tesla’s stocks hit some turbulence because of said tweet and some other bad press.   Musk has some issues, it’s true. But he’s not at fault for his tastes in sci-fi, which are excellent. Here are some of his favorites.   Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov   …

5 of Elon Musk's Favorite Science Fiction Stories

5 of Elon Musk's Favorite Science Fiction Stories

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Elon Musk has been in the news lately, for better or worse. First, he offered to design a submarine to ferry away the Thai soccer team trapped in the cave. Then he raged and threw an infantile fit at a rescue leader for rejecting that submarine, calling him offensive names on Twitter. Then his company Tesla’s stocks hit some turbulence because of said tweet and some other bad press.   Musk has some issues, it’s true. But he’s not at fault for his tastes in sci-fi, which are excellent. Here are some of his favorites.   Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov   …

5 Books Elon Musk Says You Must Read

5 Books Elon Musk Says You Must Read

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Business Insider recently creeped through Elon Musk’s social media history and came up with a list of eleven books the billionaire thinks everyone should read. If you want to see the full list, check out the article, but if not, I’ve handpicked five that are absolutely, absolutely necessary.   1. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien   Via Giphy   Back in 2009, the New Yorker reported that “in [Musk’s] loneliness, he read a lot of fantasy and science fiction,” most notably, The Lord of the Rings. “The heroes of the books I read … I always felt a duty to save …

Thanks to Elon Musk, These Books Have Become Astronauts Before You

Thanks to Elon Musk, These Books Have Become Astronauts Before You

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Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy has successfully launched into space and is headed for Mars orbit. Aboard the massive rocket is Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster, a test-dummy called “Starman,” a bunch of David Bowie music, the words “Don’t Panic” (in reference to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) displayed on the Tesla’s panel, and a storage device containing sci-fi classics.   Besides The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy reference propelling through space, a device that SpaceX calls “5D quartz laser storage device…a high tech, high data storage unit that can survive the harsh environment of space” is also on the payload. …