Elon Musk nominated for ‘luddite’ of the year prize over artificial intelligence fears

<img class=”maxed responsive-img” itemprop=”contentUrl” alt=”SpaceX returns to flight and lands rocket in Florida, 21 Dec 2015″ src=”https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/c7138566a0681158a757bb8c77b6f572c7a80d8b/0_0_5406_3246/master/5406.jpg?w=300&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=4a42841a30b71d57c74e274101a22181″/> SpaceX returns to flight and lands rocket in Florida, 21 Dec 2015 Photograph: Michael Seeley/Demotix/Corbis It has been a remarkable year for Elon Musk, the CEO of the high-end electric car company Tesla and SpaceX, which on Monday announced that it had successfully launched and then returned a rocket to Earth. His pioneering contribution towards cheaper, and less resource-intensive transportation means he is generally considered one of technology’s most successful innovators. Yet Musk has just been labelled “a luddite” by a Washington-based policy thinktank the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, which shortlisted him for its annual Luddite Awards. The Luddite Award is an annual award named after an Englishman named Ned Ludd, who…


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