Musk has made previous donations to both Republican and Democratic politicians and organizations over the years. His donation to Protect the House appears to have been one of his largest made, topping previous donations of $32,400 in 2017 and $33,900 in 2013 to the National Republican Congressional Committee, according to records published by Open Secrets. … [Read more...] about Elon Musk A Major Donor To House Republican PAC, Filings Show
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In addition to Musk’s personal contributions, SpaceX’s political action committee has donated extensively to members of both parties this cycle. On the Republican side are some of Congress’ most prominent deniers of climate science, including Sens. Jim Inhofe (Okla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas), who received $2,500 and $3,500, respectively. The campaign committee of Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the outgoing chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology who has argued that pumping the atmosphere full of carbon dioxide is “beneficial” to global trade, crop production and the lushness of the planet, received $1,000. … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Has Donated Nearly 7 Times As Much To Republicans This Cycle
Now, after proving the bot can beat teams that rank in the top 1 percent of amateur players for its game of choice, OpenAI will get its chance to shine at the International, one of the world's most established video game tournaments. The tournament is where the researchers hope to showcase how far its bot has come in terms of its ability to control its own team of five characters as well as any team of five humans can. … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s OpenAI bot beat a human at video games last year. Now it will take on five at once.
The car's current trajectory will take it into the asteroid belt in its planned orbit around the sun, according to a diagram tweeted by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk earlier this year. But scientists say it is unlikely the car will encounter anything beyond ultraviolet radiation, cosmic rays, other highly charged particles or an occasional micrometeoroid. … [Read more...] about SpaceX: Starman and Its Tesla Roadster Are Now Beyond Mars
Firstly, overcoming cultural and language barriers. By teaching computers to understand human language and the nuances of dialects, not only can we better link up what people write on social media to local contexts of conflict, we can also more methodically follow what people say on radio and TV. This can help us detect hate speech in a place where the potential for conflict is high as part of the UN’s early warning efforts. … [Read more...] about Future wars will be waged with robots. But so might future peace ǀ View