Innovation Group Nominates Elon Musk for ‘2015 Luddite of The Year Award’

The Luddite reference stems from the 19th century, when a group of English workers stormed the country side smashing cotton mills and lumber mills, claiming the then-new technologies were destroying their jobs. Musk — the techno-mind behind beleaguered solar company Solar City — is using his financial clout to fund a new non-profit company called Open AI, which, among other things, seeks to fund artificial intelligence that takes great pains to avoid extinguishing all of humankind. According to the company’s website.”Our goal is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return.” Musk is not the only technologist and scientist issuing warnings about robots. Professor Stephen Hawking, for one, suggested on a Reddit Ask Me Anything…


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