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Elon Musk Says SpaceX's Mars Rocket Could Launch in Early 2019

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He said in a question-and-answer session that he hopes his company will launch its rocket to Mars next year. It's the wishful thinking of the situation. But building a colony would require "tremendous entrepreneurial resources", Musk said. "It is capable of vastly more than anyone know and the rate of improvement is exponential".

The threat of machines getting smarter than their creators is so real, in fact, that Musk calls for public oversight to ensure the technology is developed safely.

He later stated that AI should be put to "maximizing freedom" and that there had to be "close coupling" between the collective and digital minds. "We did it for you". And while rocket launches in and of themselves are nothing new, what SpaceX did with the Falcon Heavy is truly something to marvel at.

"We were aiming to confuse the aliens", he quipped of the stunt. "So is Tesla. If things had gone a little bit the other way, both companies would be dead". "I gave both Tesla and SpaceX less than a 10% chance to succeed". In just two minutes, anyone who watched the launch live (whether via the livestream or in-person near the Cape Canaveral area) is transported back to where they were for the event.

"The danger of AI is much greater than the danger of nuclear warheads, by a lot and nobody would suggest that we allow anyone to just build nuclear warheads if they want - that would be insane".

Scientists believe that the new SpaceX project could be the beginning of new problems in space. If the utility function of artificial intelligence is to maximise happiness of humans, a super-intelligent AI might decide that the best way to do that is to capture all humans and inject their brains with dopamine and serotonin.

"Last century we had two massive world wars, three if you count the Cold War, I think it's unlikely that we'll never have a world war again. this has been our pattern in the past".

Musk also surprised some in the audience when asked about the source of his inspiration - and cited dancer Fred Astaire and Kanye West, CNBC reported.