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Elon Musk Tweets The Number 35,000 And Things Take An Unexpected Turn

His follower Dallas Michael McLennan shared his opinion about the (seemingly) random number, asking “Is that how many times I’ve tweeted to you without getting a follow back?” Others jumped into the conversation and it escalated ridiclulously quickly. Dallas follows Elon because the guy thinks that minds like his come around rarely. “He works so hard to better our future and I just find him really interesting. In fact, I was just watching an Albert Einstein documentary, I love learning about innovators who come in and change our world.” Do you have…

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Elon Musk is putting his personal Tesla into Mars orbit

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, its most powerful reusable rocket to date, might have its first launch before the end of the year after all — and it’s going to include Elon Musk’s very own Tesla. Following reports that time was up for the launch in 2017 — it had originally been schedule for November — SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has seemingly confirmed that it will take place sometime in December. And, in true Musk style, there is more. Musk revealed that the payload inside the rocket will be his own Tesla…

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Elon Musk Destroys The Flat Earth Society With A Single Question, And Their Reply Is The Pinnacle Of Irony

Elon Musk is known for founding automaker Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), but recently he has set up the Flat Earth Society for such a burn, it could be his greatest achievement yet. The Flat-Earthers actually believe Earth is a flat disc and everything that suggests otherwise is a conspiracy, created by NASA and other government agencies. On Tuesday, billionaire investor, engineer, and inventor Elon Musk asked them a somewhat philosophical question on Twitter, wondering why there isn’t a Flat Mars Society. To his and everybody else’s surprise…

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South Australia turns on Tesla’s 100MW battery: ‘History in the making’

Jay Weatherill marks the official launch as Elon Musk delivers on his promise to complete project within 100 days The worlds largest lithium-ion battery has officially been turned on in South Australia promising to usher in a revolution in how electricity is produced and stored. Tesla boss Elon Musk has after blackouts last year that critics of the states Labor government

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Heres our first look at Elon Musks Boring Co. LA tunnel

Elon Musk is digging a tunnel under Hawthorne near SpaceX headquarters in California, after receiving approval from city council to do so. Musk’s Boring Co. has already made considerable progress on the dig and tunnel build, apparently, as Musk shared an image of the tunnel from the inside showing a reinforced tube that stretches off into the distance out of sight. The tunnel features paneled walls, cables and a large upper conduit, as well as lighting and what appear to be tracks. The tunnel just outside of LA is the…

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OpenAI bot remains undefeated against worlds greatest Dota 2 players

Last night, OpenAIs Dota 2 bot beat the worlds most celebrated professional players in one-on-one battles, showing just how advanced these machine learning systems are getting. The bot beat Danil Dendi Ishutin rather easily at The International, one of the biggest eSports events in the world, and remains undefeated against the worlds top Dota 2 players.

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Crunch Report | SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch Planned for November

Smallest spacecraft ever launched make it to low-earth orbit Stitch Fix has confidentially filed for an IPO Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Joe ZolnoskiEdited by: Veanne Cao Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but it…

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Tesla is focused on Model 3 production challenges at launch

Tesla revealed more about its brand-new Model 3 than it ever has before just in time for the first deliveries to customers. We know the details of pricing and available options, as well as a bit about how Tesla plans to scale to an annual run rate of 500,000 vehicles produced per year, hopefully by the end of 2018. The major challenge we faced with the Model 3 is not really the product, Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted in a pre-event briefing to press, qualifying that they nonetheless spent a…

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Elon Musk suggests L.A. Mayor open to Boring Co. tunnel network

Elon Musk says that hes had promising conversations with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, regarding the potential of a network of tunnels underneath the city that would allow for a high-speed transit network unburdened by surface traffic. Thats the vision Musks recently founded Boring Company hopes to make a reality, as illustrated by a concept video debuted by Musk at this years TED conference in Vancouver. Garcetti name-checked Musk during an interview on ABC 7, the networks L.A. affiliate. The Mayor suggested that tunnel digging tech improvements included those being developed…

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Crunch Report | Elon Musks Tunnel Vision Gets Rendered

Watch how Elon Musks Boring Company tunnels will move cars faster Cloudera and Carvana, techs next two IPOs, both price at $15 per share Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesEdited & Hosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed:Joe ZolnoskiTeleprompter:Joe Zolnoski Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the…

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OpenAI sets benchmark for sentiment analysis using an efficient mLSTM

The researchers over at OpenAI were able to use a recurrent mLSTM character-level model trained on Amazon reviews to identify the sentiment of blocks of text. And perhaps more interestingly, the team was able to generate new text with customizable sentiment. Neither LSTMs nor sentiment analysis are new, but combining them in a way that reportedly breaks records for sentiment analysis accuracy on commonly used benchmarking data sets is worth note particularly when you account for the efficiency of the models. The teams modelonly outperformed existing methodson two of four…

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