The machine making the machines, Tesla’s giant Gigafactory to go live in 2017

The machine making the machines, Tesla’s giant Gigafactory to go live in 2017

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By building a vertically integrated company that has control of it’s supply chain and product R&D Musk can realise efficiencies of scale, disrupt industries and use it to catalyse the growth of his companies, namely OpenAI, SolarCity, SpaceX and Tesla.   Twenty miles east of Sparks,...

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SolarCity’s solar Gigafactory to produce 10GW, or three large power stations, a year

SolarCity’s solar Gigafactory to produce 10GW, or three large power stations, a year

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The new SolarCity Gigafactory will boost supply of solar products, helping to reduce their cost, which in turn should accelerate the adoption of solar power technologies.   While discussing potential improvements in manufacturing efficiency with Tesla investor Ron Baron at his conference in New York...

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Elon Musk says advanced AIs will take down the internet

Elon Musk says advanced AIs will take down the internet

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As artificial intelligence improves in capability it is inevitable that it will eventually be weaponised, humans need to be aware of the risks and we must work together to mitigate them.   The internet is about to become a vicious, chaotic battlefield, and Elon Musk...

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Tesla’s first fully autonomous car makes its first appearance

Tesla’s first fully autonomous car makes its first appearance

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s arrived.   Elon Musk and Tesla have been dropping hints about their fully autonomous self-driving cars for some time now, and yesterday they made an appearance.     In the video they released we can see the car driving around town, complete with the...

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The race is on as Boeing vows to beat SpaceX to Mars

The race is on as Boeing vows to beat SpaceX to Mars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The race for Mars is hotting up as Boeing enters the race.   Less than a week after SpaceX founder Elon Musk detailed his vision to get people to Mars Boeings CEO has intimated that the company plans to beat Musk – and everyone else for that...

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to get humans to Mars by 2022

SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to get humans to Mars by 2022

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Making the leap to become an interplanetary species will happen but Musk wants it to happen by 2022.   Now we know how Elon Musk plans to get 1 million people to Mars and while many people still believe that this is the stuff of...

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An AI upgrade for your brain, Elon Musk teases the Neural Lace

An AI upgrade for your brain, Elon Musk teases the Neural Lace

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Worried that AI’s one day could make us their pets Elon Musk is teasing a new brain-hacking tech.   There’s no doubting that Elon Musk is one busy guy. Whether he’s trying to land on Mars with SpaceX, running Tesla, buying SolarCity, investing in the future of...

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OpenAI trains its bots to speak using Reddit

OpenAI trains its bots to speak using Reddit

The best way apparently to train one of the world’s best AI’s is to point it at two billion posts about cats Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence company OpenAI just received a package that took $2 billion to develop when Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang delivered the first DGX-1 supercomputer to the non-profit organisation,...

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Dubai Ports jumps on the Hyperloop train

Dubai Ports jumps on the Hyperloop train

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai Ports are exploring the use of the ultra fast Hyperloop rapid transport system to increase capacity at their ports.   Hyperloop One, which so far has raised over $100 million in funding, is slowly solidifying its role as the global Hyperloop leader with the...

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SpaceX begins tests on the rocket that will take humans to Mars

SpaceX begins tests on the rocket that will take humans to Mars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF SpaceX set to put their new Raptor engine through its paces and keeps an eye on landing a human on Mars in 2024.   SpaceX’s company president, Gwynne Shotwell has just announced that the company is inching closer to realising it’s CEO, Elon Musk’s ambitious plans to land...

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Inside SpaceX’s mission to Mars

Inside SpaceX’s mission to Mars

This week Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX said it would put its Dragon spacecraft on the red planet “as soon as 2018″ making it the first private company to go interplanetary. While it’s easy to get impatient with crackpot plans to head for the red planet SpaceX is unique in...

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SpaceX announces 2018 mission to Mars

SpaceX announces 2018 mission to Mars

The first inter planetary private company, SpaceX and its outspoken founder Elon Musk have talked about going to Mars ever since the super powerful Falcon Heavy launch vehicle was unveiled a few years back. Now it’s more than just vague talk – SpaceX has announced plans to launch a Mars...

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Gates, Hawking and Musk and thousands more warn against the dangers of AI

Gates, Hawking and Musk and thousands more warn against the dangers of AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The research, development and weaponisation of AI has made experts uneasy about its impact on humanity’s future, by voicing their concerns they hope to prompt a global debate on the future development, proliferation and regulation of lethal, autonomous weapons systems.   Over a thousand high...

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Elon Musk wants his space internet venture to fund a city on Mars

Elon Musk wants his space internet venture to fund a city on Mars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Musk needs to raise $10 Billion to fund his ambitious 2026 Mars flights as well as a Martian City, the profits from this project will help fund his Mars project   Elon Musk doesn’t only plan to bring the whole world online using a fleet...

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