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[VIDEO] Tesla Reveals Insanely Fast Next-Gen Roadster

Paul Ridden reports: Tesla’s Roadster first broke cover in July 2006, and was rolled out two years later. The electric sportscar was rated by the EPA as being good for 244 miles (393 km) per charge, it could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0-97 [...]

Elon Musk Lays Out Worst-Case Scenario for AI Threat

Powerful technology will threaten all human jobs, could even spark a war, Tesla CEO says. Tim Higgins writes: Elon Musk warned a gathering of U.S. governors that they need to be concerned about the potential dangers from the rise of artificial [...]

Amber Heard and Elon Musk Photographed Together

Linda Massarella reports: The semi-secret relationship between tech genius billionaire Elon Musk and actress Amber Heard seems to be officially unzipped. In a set of exclusive photos, the loved-up pair is seen holding hands and leaning lovingly [...]

Here’s How Tesla Tripled its Earnings in China

Tesla’s Chinese revenues last year were $1.065 billion, compared to $318.5 million in 2015, and $477 million in 2014. Tsvetana Paraskova writes: Earlier this month, Tesla Inc reported that its revenues in China topped $1 billion in 2016, more [...]

When Is the Singularity?

 This is New York Times’ idea of a ‘misconception’.  Most artificial intelligence researchers still discount the idea of an “intelligence explosion” that will outstrip human capabilities. John Markoff writes: In March when [...]

AI: Will the Machines Ever Rise Up?

From Ex Machina to Terminator Genisys, ‘synths’ and robots have invaded our popular culture. But how real is the reel depiction of artificial intelligence? Ian Sample writes: The harried parents in one family in the Channel 4 drama Humans are [...]

Does Artificial Intelligence Pose a Threat?

A panel of experts discusses the prospect of machines capable of autonomous reasoning Ted Greenwald writes: After decades as a sci-fi staple, artificial intelligence has leapt into the mainstream. Between Apple ’s Siri and Amazon ’s [...]

Protesters Stage Anti-Robot Rally at SXSW

Jon Swartz reports: The chant reverberated through the air near the entrance to the SXSW tech and entertainment festival here. “I say robot, you say no-bot!” About two dozen protesters, led by a computer engineer, echoed that sentiment [...]

Our Fear of Artificial Intelligence

Are We Smart Enough to Control Artificial Intelligence?  A true AI might ruin the world—but that assumes it’s possible at all Paul Ford writes: Years ago I had coffee with a friend who ran a startup. He had just turned 40. His father was ill, [...]