On the flip side, Musk gave $10,800 to Sen. Diane Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) re-election bid late last year. (That is technically twice the legal contribution limit, and Feinstein will have to refund $5,400 of Musk’s money.) And in March, he donated $2,500 to the Democratic Midterm Victory Fund, the PAC of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, which, according to its website, is working to “elect Democrats to Congress who will stand up for those Americans left out and left behind by Donald Trump and the Republican Majority in Congress.” … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Has Donated Nearly 7 Times As Much To Republicans This Cycle
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It is unclear if Tesla can return to its production ramp-up schedule before losing significant numbers of reservations and deposit cash. Tesla has indicated the Model 3 reservations have fallen to about 400,000, but has emphasized the company had been purging so-called duplicate customer orders from the sales system. … [Read more...] about Musk: Tesla Selling $35K Model 3 Would ‘Lose Money and Die’
While machines have beaten humans at games - from IBM computer Deep Blue's chess victory in 1997 to Google's bot toppling Go champion Lee Sedol in 2016 - each game has offered a new challenge for artificial intelligence to solve. With Dota 2, the game that OpenAI will play at this year's tournament, two teams of five players can battle each other for control of a map. There are complex issues to solve. For example, the bot can't see the whole board at the same time and it must come up with a strategy as it encounters enemies. In other words, the bot has to show great intuition. Researchers hope its ability to solve these issues proves its aptitude in taking on more-difficult, nongaming challenges. … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s OpenAI bot beat a human at video games last year. Now it will take on five at once.
Musk - briefly - is a person who co-founded the e-commerce site PayPal, who later built rocket ships through SpaceX and electric cars through Tesla, and who is alternately hailed as a visionary or derided as a showboater for pitching ideas to begin colonizing Mars next decade, or build highways under Los Angeles, or create a website to rate the credibility of journalists who report on problems at his electric-car company. … [Read more...] about Thai cave rescuer considers suing Elon Musk over deleted ‘pedo’ tweets
What makes the electric car pioneer and rocket inventor an expert in drilling? Musk has said he thinks his Boring Co. can lower the cost of tunneling projects and build a viable and environmentally friendly alternative to driving. Boring is working on plans to construct a tunnel to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and another connecting downtown Chicago to O'Hare airport. The company also wants to make a tunnel connecting Washington, District of Columbia, to New York City. … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s Boring Company is about to open its first tunnel