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Aug 18, 2023

Elon Musk’s Napoleon inspiration: How alike are they?

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Elon Musk’s biography writer Walter Isaacson says that the billionaire has been motivated by French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

Aug 17, 2023

Elon Musk on Neuralink: Solving Brain Diseases & Reducing the Risk of AI

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Elon Musk delves into the groundbreaking potential of Neuralink, a revolutionary venture aimed at interfacing with the human brain to tackle an array of brain-related disorders. Musk envisions a future where Neuralink’s advancements lead to the resolution of conditions like autism, schizophrenia, memory loss, and even spinal cord injuries.

Elon Musk discusses the transformative power of Neuralink, highlighting its role in restoring motor control after spinal cord injuries, revitalizing brain function post-stroke, and combating genetically or trauma-induced brain diseases. Musk’s compelling insights reveal how interfacing with neurons at an intricate level can pave the way for repairing and enhancing brain circuits using cutting-edge technology.

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Aug 17, 2023

X apparently added 5-second delay for links to sites Musk doesn’t like

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In the latest controversial change at Elon Musk’s social network, the service formerly named Twitter reportedly added a five-second delay when users load links to certain news sites and rival social networks. The New York Times and Reuters were affected by the delay with the t.co link-shortening service used by X, according to several news reports published yesterday.

X eliminated the delay in links to news sites yesterday afternoon, according to Reuters and The Washington Post. “When contacted for comment, X confirmed the delay was removed but did not elaborate,” Reuters wrote.

Links from X to the NYT and Reuters loaded almost instantly for us today. But we still found delays of three to five seconds in links to Substack, Bluesky, Facebook, Instagram, and Threads today in our tests.

Aug 17, 2023

Nvidia’s earnings will be the AI hype cycle’s biggest test

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, transportation

Nvidia (NVDA) will report its second quarter earnings after the closing bell next Wednesday, setting up what will be the AI hype cycle’s biggest test yet. During this AI gold rush, companies around the world looking to profit have turned to Nvidia’s graphics processors to power new AI software and platforms.

Currently, tech firms of all sizes are doing everything they can to get their hands on Nvidia chips. During Tesla’s (TSLA) Q2 earnings call, CEO Elon Musk told analysts that the automaker will take as many Nvidia graphics processors as the company can produce.

Nvidia is widely expected to have a blowout earnings report. A miss could derail the AI hype train.

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Aug 15, 2023

Elon Musk, who’s fathered 10 children, reportedly donated $10 million to fund a fertility and population research project

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Elon Musk donated $10 million to a project whose research includes a projection that declining fertility rates could mean “humanity is four-fifths over.”

Aug 13, 2023

From Elon Musk to Chinese tech titans, everyone wants Nvidia’s GPU chips. There might not be enough to go around

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Elon Musk has loaded up on Nvidia GPUs for X, xAI, and Tesla. Meanwhile, Chinese tech titans are reportedly scrambling to buy $5 billion worth of the chips.

It seems like everyone and anyone wants to snap up Nvidia.

Sales of the company’s graphic processing units (GPUs) have surged since ChatGPT ignited an AI frenzy, propelling it to a stellar first-quarter earnings performance and boosting its total valuation to over $1 trillion back in May.

Aug 12, 2023

Elon Musk says Tesla cars now have a mind, figured out ‘some aspects of AGI’

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Elon Musk claims that Tesla may have “figured out some aspects of AGI” as he believes that Tesla vehicles now have “a mind.”

The CEO has said several times that he believes most of Tesla’s value is attached to self-driving, ad he says Tesla could achieve it by the end of the year.

The Tesla community is divided between believers who think the automaker is indeed about to deliver on its long-stated promise, and people who have been burned too many times by missed timelines and think a robotaxi service from Tesla is still years away.

Aug 12, 2023

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg agree to hold cage fight

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Just throwing this out there…

Earlier this month, Meta showed staff plans for a text-based social network designed to compete with Twitter.

Aug 11, 2023

CEO claims X, formerly Twitter, is close to ‘break even’

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X CEO Linda Yaccarino claims that the company formerly known as Twitter is almost breaking even.

“I’ve been at the company eight weeks,” Yaccarino said in her first broadcast interview since taking on her new role. “The operational run rate right now… we’re pretty close to break even.”

This is a surprising declaration, given the company’s financial struggles since its acquisition by Elon Musk. Ad revenue is plummeting as brands pause spending on the platform, and X has gone to desperate lengths to get more cash flow — remember when we all got rate limited for not subscribing to Twitter Blue? Or when the company curbed its developer community by charging exorbitant rates for API access?

Aug 10, 2023

What Does Elon Musk Mean By an “Everything” App?

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, futurism

Is X, the Wechat for the rest of us?

After a sudden rebrand, Twitter is now called X. This new name was previously discussed by Elon Musk, who strongly associates the “X” brand with Twitter’s future as an “everything” app. But what is an “everything” app, and how will X become one?

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