Chinese venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee to say on '60 Minutes' that AI will replace 40 percent of society's jobs within as soon as 15 years. Joan Oleck Published 12:30 pm CST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 Photo: CBS/Sixty Minutes Photo: CBS/Sixty Minutes Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: CBS/Sixty Minutes Remember Elon Musk's Scary Warning Against AI? Here's More Reason to Worry. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Remember when Elon Musk, speaking at SXSW in March 2018, scared the dickens out of us by warning against artificial intelligence (AI)? "The danger of AI," Musk stated, "is much greater than the danger of nuclear warheads ... more dangerous than nukes." Now comes yet … [Read more...] about Remember Elon Musk’s Scary Warning Against AI? Here’s More Reason to Worry.
BEIJING - Tesla boss Elon Musk has been offered a "green card", China said Thursday, a privilege enjoyed by an elite group of foreigners, including several Nobel laureates and a former NBA star. Musk was in China for the ground-breaking of Tesla's first overseas factory, which will allow it to sell vehicles directly in the world's largest market for electric vehicles. The high-profile entrepreneur met with Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday in Beijing, where they discussed Tesla's China ambitions, said the State Council -- the country's cabinet. "I hope to build Tesla's Shanghai factory into a global example," Musk told Li, according to a readout. "I really love China, I'm willing to visit here more often." Li replied: "If this is what you truly have in mind, we can give you a 'Chinese green card'." Tesla declined to comment on the offer. The number of foreigners with Chinese permanent residency crossed 10,000 in 2016, according to state-run China Daily. Members of this club, according to … [Read more...] about China offers Elon Musk permanent residency
Tesla is retiring the cheapest versions of its Model S and X cars, Elon Musk said, and set a deadline for last-minute orders. In a tweet on Wednesday, Musk said the cars with a 75 KWh battery (called the 75D,) will be pulled from Monday. The 75 kWh versions, Tesla’s cheapest, are substantially less expensive than the next up in the range, the 100 kWh. According to current prices, the cheapest Model X will now cost $US87,950, up from $US72,950. The cheapest Model S will now cost $US84,750, up from $US66,750. Tesla is retiring the cheapest versions of the Model S and X, Elon Musk said, and announced a final deadline for fans to order one. Musk said he will stop taking orders for the 75kWh (called the 75D) versions of the S and X, which he said will only be available with the more expensive 100 kWh (100D) batteries from Monday. In a tweet on Wednesday he said: “Starting on Monday, Tesla will no longer be taking orders for the 75 kWh version of the Model S & X. If … [Read more...] about Elon Musk said Tesla is retiring the cheapest types of Model S and X, and there’s a deadline to get one
Jan 10, 4:55 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Sachin Trivedi @sachintrivedig 01/10/19 AT 4:55 AM Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made some wild promises in the past, but a new one about a flying car of the future is the wildest one yet. The entrepreneur announced on social media that the future Roadster will actually hover over the ground, an innovation that will take away the bumps on the road for millions across the U.S.In a message on Twitter, Musk shared a GIF of a hovering car and said that this is something the new Roadster will do in the future. The GIF appears to be the flying car from the late 80s flick “Back to the Future Part II.” While the Tesla car may not fly like the one in the movies, even a car with hovering capability will be a giant step forward in automobile innovation.While this may feel like it is something straight out of science fiction, Musk is serious about bringing the … [Read more...] about Tesla Flying Car: Elon Musk Teases ‘Back To The Future’ Style Roadster
Jan 10, 4:53 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Joseph Patrick 01/07/19 AT 10:18 PM There is a reason for Tesla CEO Elon Musk to be elated with the Supercharger network being set up over in Shanghai, China. The company has broken ground at the Gigafactory 3 site, transitioning to a waiting game that Musk thinks can be achieved in record time.Speaking with a Chinese media outlet, Musk expressed optimism on the rapid completion of the Gigafactory 3 over in Shanghai, China. And if all falls into place, he foresees the first fleet of vehicles coming out in two years. And while some may deem this ambitious, it may just come to fruition.“I’ve been very impressed with the construction in Shanghai. It’s very efficient, it’s very fast and high quality… And I first saw that when we were building the Tesla supercharger network. We were able to build … [Read more...] about Tesla CEO Elon Musk Optimistic About Shanghai Gigafactory 3’s ‘Rapid Progress’