Elon Musk says the era of Artificial Intelligence has arrived; FB and Google announce breakthroughs

In Picture: The new Bull sequana supercomputer is seen during presentation in Paris, France[Representational image]Reuters Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk stumped the tech community while addressing a conference by online publication Recode this week when he floated oxford professor Nick Bostrom’s theory which suggests we may be living as characters in an advanced civilisation’s computer-simulated reality. He also said Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning will create computers so sophisticated and godlike that humans will need to implant “neural laces” in their brains to keep up. Although this may seem like the stuff of science fiction, top tech executives have repeatedly said AI was on the verge of changing everyday life. AI that combs through large amounts of raw data to predict outcomes and recognise patterns is…


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