Elon Musk AI Concerns, Innovation in Autonomous Cars, SpaceX Travel & Solar City.

Elon Musk AI Concerns, Innovation in Autonomous Cars, SpaceX Travel & Solar City.


let’s start just what drives you what
what is it that when you wake up in the morning do you see a problem and you
want to solve it I think the thing that drives me is that I want to be able to
think about the future and you know feel good about that so that you know we’re
doing what we can to have the future be as good as possible to be inspired by
what is likely to happen and to look forward to the next day so that’s that’s
what really really drives me is trying to figure out how do we how to make sure
that things are great mm-hmm I’m gonna be so and that’s the
underlying principle behind Tesla and SpaceX is that I think it’s it’s pretty
important that we accelerate the transition to sustainable generation and
consumption of energy it’s inevitable but it’s it matters if we had if it
happened sooner or later and then SpaceX is about helping me collect
multiplanetary and doing what we can to continue the the dream of Apollo and
ultimately make contribution to life becoming a multiplanetary but the
overall objective of Tesla is really what what set of actions can we take to
accelerate the advent of sustainable production and consumption of energy and
I think the the the way the way I would assess the historic good of Tesla is in
terms of of how what that how many years of acceleration was it you know and if
we can accelerate a sustainable energy by ten years I would consider that to be
a great success hope even if it was only five years that would still be pretty
that that’s the that’s that’s the overarching optimization so you you’ve
talked about interplanetary travel and sustainable energy and the vehicles a
little bit what what would you want things to look like in five to ten years
associated with with energy and with autonomous vehicles electric vehicles hmm
well I think things are gonna be they’re gonna grow exponentially so there’s a
big difference between five and ten years you know my guess is yeah probably
in ten years more than a half of new vehicle production is electric in the
United States and China is probably gonna be ahead of that because China has
been super pro EV something a lot of people know this but like I mean China’s
environmental policies are way ahead of the US like their mandate for
renewable energy far exceeds the US I think this sometimes people are under
the impression that China is either dragging their feet over or somehow
behind the u.s. in terms of sustainable energy promotion but they’re they’re by
far the most aggressive on earth it’s crazy I mean like in fact the coalition
of Chinese car manufacturers just wrote the Chinese government it’s too big for
them to slow down the mandate because they could it’s like too much they they
need to make eight percent electric vehicles I think like next year or in
two years or something there’s like they can’t physically do it so China’s them
by far the most aggressive on electric vehicles and solar so but that’s a
common misperception that they’re not there’s one Google search way to figure
this out well that’s really first-rate pretty easy so and in 10 10 years
I think yeah yet so half of all production I think will be EV I think
almost all cars produced will be autonomous in ten years almost of all it
will be rare to find one that is not continuous that’s gonna be a huge
transformation now thing to bear in mind though is that new vehicle production is
only about 5% the size of the vehicle fleet do you think about how long does a
car truck last and they last 15 to 20 years so before they finally scrapped so
new vehicle production is only roughly what at most 115 of the fleet size so
even when new vehicle production say switches OHS which is over to electric
or to autonomous that still means the vast majority of the fleet on the roads
is not it’ll take another you know five to ten years before that becomes
majority majority the fleet becomes evey or autonomous but if you were to take
twenty years a whelmingly things are electric autonomous a whelmingly fully
autonomous will their time is so no one will have to touch the steering wheel if
there is one there will not be a steering wheel twenty years it will be
like having a horse people have horses which is cool but so so having a regular
car will be like having a horse is that what you say yeah yeah
and there will people that have that have you know non autonomous cars like
people have horses I just would be unusual to use that as a mode of
transport yes all right let’s talk about the energy piece and
rooftops allure and storage yeah so the Pulitzer important to appreciate that
the earth is almost entirely solar-powered today in the sense that
the Sun is the only thing that keeps us from being at roughly the temperature of
cosmic background radiation which is three degrees above absolute zero for
one for our Sun would be a frozen dark ice bowl and the the amount of energy
the amount of energy is the side that reaches us from the Sun is tremendous
it’s it’s over it’s the it’s 99 percent plus of all energy that Earth has then
there’s there’s this energy we need to use to run civilization which to us is
big but compared to the amount of energy that reaches us from the Sun is tiny so
it’s very easy like it actually doesn’t take much if you wanted to power the
entire United States with solar panels it would take put a fairly small corner
of Nevada Texas Utah anywhere look it’s it’s you only need about 100 miles by
100 miles of solar panels it’s part of the entire United States and then the
the batteries you need to store that energy to make sure you have 24/7 power
is one mile by one mile the one one square mile that’s it I showed the graph
of the image of this where this is what a hundred miles 100 miles looks like is
like a little square and the US map and then what there’s a little pixel inside
there and that’s the size of the battery pack that you need to support that real
tiny so well you talked about 20 years from now none of us well some people
will still be using horses or what we zero yeah but it’s so rare so
what will the energy piece look like I mean what will there be transmission
lines will there be a need yeah I think the so there’s the use of energy can is
roughly divided it into three areas and they’re more or less equal at a high
level is about a third of energy is used for transportation of various kinds
about a third is used for electricity about a third is used for heating so if
you want to have a tan of the electricity production call it you know
something on the order of 10% and upon how you count it is renewable maybe 15% today so that means that there’s a
massive amount of solar that would need to be produced and connected in order to
to be fully sustainable because fully sustainable means you’re tackling
transport non renewable electricity generation and heating so that that
means that will need to be a combination of utility scale solar and rooftop skips
solar combined with wind geothermal hydro probably some some nuclear for a
while in order to transition to a sustainable situation which means really
for the most part massive massive growth in solar and it’s gonna be important to
have rooftop solar in neighborhoods because otherwise you’re gonna that
they’ll need to be massive you transmission lines built and people do
not like having transmission lines go through the neighborhood you really
don’t like that yeah I agree so you want to have some localized energy production
combined with utility it so what rooftop solar utility solar
and that’s best really gonna be the solution from a physics standpoint but I
can’t see any other way to really do it I’ve people talking a lot about fusion
and all that but the Sun is a giant fusion reactor in the sky and it’s
really reliable comes up every day so if it doesn’t we’ve got bigger problems somebody asked me to ask you this we
talked about workforce today but they asked me our robots gonna take our jobs
everybody’s jobs in the future and how much do you see our official
intelligence coming into the workplace well I think on the auditors
intelligence front you know I have exposure to the very most cutting-edge
AI and I think people should be really concerned about it I keeps not sounding
the alarm bell but you know until people see like robots going down the street
killing people like they don’t know how to react you know because it seems so
ethereal and I think we should be really concerned about AI and I think we should
yeah this is AI is a rare case where I think we need to be proactive in
regulation instead of reactive because I think by the time we are reactive in AI
regulation it’s too late and normally the way regulations are set up is that a
whole bunch of bad things happen there’s public outcry the and then after many
years a regulatory agency is set up to regulate that industry there’s a bunch
of opposition from companies who don’t like being told what to do by regulators
and it takes forever that they that in the past has been bad but not something
which represented a you know a fundamental risk to the existence of
civilization ai is a fundamental risk to existence of human civilization in a way
that car accidents airplane crashes faulty drugs
Oh bad food we’re not they were not they were harmful tuned to a set of
individuals within society of course but they were not harmful to society as a
whole ai is a fundamental existential risk for
human civilization and I don’t think you hopefully appreciate that you know it’s
not it’s not fun being regulated it’s not you know you’re pretty you’re ‘some
but I you know in the car business you know we get regulated by Department of
Transport by EPA and a bunch of others and in this regs for agencies in every
every country you know in the in space we get regulated by FAA and but but you
know if you ask the average person hey you want to do you want to get rid of
the FAA and just like take it take a chance on manufacturers not cutting
corners on the aircraft because you know profits were down that quarter I was
like hell no that’s sounds durable so you know I think even people who are
pretty extremely like libertarian free market they were like yeah we should
pull have some me keeping an eye on the aircraft companies making sure they’ve
build a good aircraft and good cars and that kind of thing so yeah I think
there’s there’s a role for regulators that’s very important and I’m against
over-regulation for sure but man we I think we better get on that with AI
fronto and so they’ll certainly view a lot of job disruption because what’s
gonna happen is robust will be able to do everything better than us I mean I’m
quitting I mean all of us you know yeah not sure exactly what to do about
it is it’s likely it’s the like it was really like the scariest problem to me
I’ll tell you and yeah so I really think we need to go a regulation here just
because this is you know ensuring the public good is served because you’ve got
companies that are racing that they kind of have to race to build AI or they’re
gonna be made uncompetitive you know like that essentially if your competitor
is racing the world AI and you don’t they will crush you so then you’re like
ah we don’t request so you know I guess we need to bullet to that’s where you
need the regulator’s to come in and say hey guys you all need to really you know
just pause and make sure this is safe and like when when it’s cool and working
of it and regulators are convinced that it’s safe to proceed then you can go but
otherwise slow down and butts long but you need the regulator’s to do that for
all the teams in the game you know otherwise the share holes will be saying
like hey why you developing AI faster because your competitor is like okay we
better do that anyway so it’s like hey there’s like
something like 12% of jobs or transport transport will be one of the first
things to go fully autonomous but when I say everything like the robust will be
able to do everything barn bar nothing well I wanted to give an opportunity for
some of the governor’s to ask questions and perhaps some audience questions
right I was told that you’d be willing to do that great so governors any
questions for free long Governor Scott well thank you very much we in Vermont
have partnered with Tesla in in terms of a power pack in
our homes they have $15 a day you can rent this for 15 years you know carry
power as a backup generation device for 12 hours and it’s been really really
interesting from my perspective but I’m curious about vehicles in and where
we’re going in the future or how far in the future do the cars
themselves become the charging device like the roof and deck lids and and hood
or does or do the batteries get so efficient that you don’t need that and
then you just power up for a week or something like that where are we going
in the future good battery storage yeah I think the future is it’s there’s just
this three legs to the stool there’s a electric cars there’s a stationary
battery pack and solar power with those three things you can have a completely
sustainable energy future that’s all that’s what’s needed on this
well on the solar front like said it’s gonna be a combination of rooftop solar
and utility-scale solar you’ll need both because of the you know enormous demand
for electricity and then you know one of the things that’s that’s been missing I
think up till now is having rooftop solar that looks good and isn’t an you
know that’s we’ve got this the solar glass roof that we’re developing and
we’re doing any different styles so that it matches the aesthetics of of a
particular house or so regional style that’s like this actually pretty
important and the conventional flat panel so is willful flat roof simple
commercial will be the way the way to go but yeah it’s and and putting solar
panels on look on the car itself not that not that helpful because the actual
surface area of the car is not not very much and it cars very often indoors and
so it’s the least efficient place to put solar ease on the car just wondering
about maybe a wrap of some sort is it is that make any sense in the future like a
wrap of solar either a building made of a solar panel
or a wrap of a of a vehicle actually being the solar panel but being the
components of the vehicle itself I don’t think so
I’ll scrap that idea it’s just it’s just way better to put her on the roof for
sure and I’ve really thought about this I mean really and I pushed my team about
like isn’t it some way we could do it on the car I mean technically if you have
like some sort of transformer like thing which will pop out of the trunk like
like a you know hardtop convertible and just like just like ratchet solar panels
over the whole surface of the car extending like this for the entire say
square footage of a parking space provided you’re in the Sun that would be
enough to generate about twenty to thirty miles a day of electricity but
that is for sure the expensive difficult way to do it
governor burger so thought about maybe we should you know and thank thanks for
being here with your background and payment systems you understand the
important role of security and transactions yeah I think security is a
huge concern like a cyber security software it’s like a laptop on wheels
yes so what to share with us a little bit about your thoughts on cyber
security and how you how we protect us you talk about protecting society when
you have got a rolling fleet of AI I think one of the biggest risks for
autonomous vehicles is somebody achieving a fleet-wide hack you know in
principle if if somebody was able to hack say all of the autonomous Tesla’s
they could say I mean just as a prank like it’s a Sikh likes animal to Rhode
Island across the United States and I’ll be
like well okay that would be the end of Tesla and a lot of angry people in Rhode
Island that’s for sure so we’re gonna make super sure that that
athlete white hack is basically impossible and then if people are in the
car that they have override authority on whatever the car is doing so if the car
is doing something wacky I you can press a button that no amount of software can
override that will ensure that you get in control of the vehicle and cut cut
the link to the servers so that’s a that’s pretty fundamental within the car
we actually have even even if somebody gains access to the car there are
multiple subsystems within the car that that that also have specialized
encryption so the powertrain for example has specialized encryption so even if
Sawyer wouldn’t gain access to the car they cannot gain access the powertrain
or to the braking system and but it is my top top concern from a security
standpoint at Tesla’s making sure that fleet-wide hack or any vehicle specific
hat can’t occur but the say that they have the same problem with cell phones
you know well it’s kind of crazy today or that we live quite comfortably in you
know in a world that George Orwell would have thought it was super crazy like we
all carry a phone with it with it with a microphone that could be turned on
really at any time with our knowledge with a GPS that goes our position and a
camera and what kind of all about personal information we do this
willingly and it’s kind of wild to think that that’s the case so fuck the phone like Apple and and
Google kind of have the same challenge of making sure that cannot be a
fleet-wide hack or a system-wide hack of phones or or a specific hack so that’s
how tough a tough concern yeah I’ve become it’s gonna become a bigger
and bigger concern Tesla’s I don’t have fate here but Tesla’s Tesla’s pretty
good at software compared to the other car companies and so I do I think it’s
gonna be a bit of like an even bigger challenge for with the other car
companies to ensure security yeah Thank You governor do garden Thank You
governor mr. musk thank you for speaking to all the governor’s today it’s an
honor to have you here one question I had we saw when gasoline prices went to
three and a half dollars a gallon there was a big jump in interest in hybrid
vehicles and you saw those vehicles become very much in demand and then as
gasoline prices have fallen you’ve seen a reversal of that and I’m wondering to
what extent you have a concern about the future of electric vehicles in the face
of those very low prices usually well the economics they kind of
said set the slope of the curve so there’s no question on mind
whatsoever that all transport with the ironic exception of Rockets will go
fully electric everything Planes Trains automobiles well trial of
trains already electric whole ships and but it’s question of what that timeframe
is and the economic incentive structure drives that timeframe that’s really what
it amounts to you know there’s there’s the big
challenge is that there’s a none priced externality in the cost of fossil fuels
so unpriced externality is the the the probability weighted harmed of changing
the chemical constituency of the atmosphere and oceans it’s since it is
not captured in the price of gasoline it does not drive the right behavior you
know be like if tossing out garbage was just free and you know there was no you
know you just do as much as you want and like streets be full of garbage so and
we regulated a lot of other things like sulfur emissions and nitrous oxide
emissions that kind of thing it’s done a lot of good on that front with co2 it’s
tough because there’s so many vested interests on sort of fossil fuel side and sometimes I think I feel like those
guys feel like kind of hard done by because you know wasn’t obvious like
when they were creating their oil and gas companies that it would be bad from
the environment and they worked really hard to create those companies and then
they feel like well now they’re being kind of attacked on mall grounds when
they didn’t originally start those well companies or pull them up on on bad
moral grounds and and it is true that we cannot instantaneously change to a
sustainable situation but then those guys will also fight pretty hard to slow
down the change and that’s really what I think is morally wrong governor Bevin
and then Governor Hutchinson and will take a couple auto and then governor
Hickenlooper and then we’ll take some audience questions
governor Bevin you know and thank you for being here the short version of the
question then slightly longer the short version is do you ever feel pressure by
others expectations of you and your endeavors in light of
the progress you’ve made thus far is the short version and more
specifically when you look just a Tesla alone and you look at a company with a
fifty four billion dollar valuation and seemingly by typical market market
metrics no justifiable reason for that what do you think does I’m just saying
I’m just in all seriousness do you feel a concern ever that your intellect in
your intellectual curiosity and your ingenuity cannot be matched by those
that are trying to commercialize it does that ever affect how you think or
decisions that you make well it it is actually a fine are quite tough when
there are very high expectations I try to actually tamp down those expectations
as you know to be possible in fact I’ve on a record several times is saying that
the stock price is higher than we have any right to deserve and that’s for sure
true based on you know where we are today and have been in the past so the
stock price obviously reflects a lot of optimism about where Tessa will be in
the future and now the thing that makes that you know quite a difficult
emotional hardship for me is is that you know those expectations sometimes get
out our out of control and I like I hate disappointing people and so I’m like
trying to real hard to meet those expectations but that’s a pretty tall
order and a lot of times real not really not fun I have to say a lot less fun
there may seem so yeah I mean I don’t ever sell any stock and
there’s a have to you for your taxes so you know said publicly I’m not gonna
like take money off the table yeah you know I’ll be last I won’t go
down with I’m going down with shit so I’ll be the last to it but yeah I mean
it’s uh I really wouldn’t recommend anyone start a car company I really
wouldn’t recommend it up it’s not a recipe for happiness and freedom thanks
governor Bevin governor hutchinson mr. musk ASA Hutchinson from Arkansas
thank you for your frank observations about exploration you know I look at the
spirit of invention and the spirit of exploration which is really the hallmark
of America what is your comment on NASA its mission I was in Congress I
supported NASA but I always feel like it’s floundering does not have the
support of the American people that’s needed what what’s your comment on NASA
its mission and what advice would you give us sure
well I’ll put supply should say I’m a big fan of NASA in fact at one point my
password was I love NASA literally that was my password and you know I think the NASA NASA does a lot of good things for
which people before it doesn’t get enough credit and that the public I
guess doesn’t know that much about I like a lot you know most members of
public they’re not really into hard science
you know it’s like not it’s not the thing they’re tuning in for was the time
I love hard science you know but it’s not that popular so but there’s great
things in terms of the telescopes like the Hubble and the James Webb and
you know the Rovers on Mars and the protein approach the outer solar system
those are all like really great things but to get the public excited you’ve got
to get people in the picture it just it’s just a hundred times different if
there are people in the picture and you know if there’s some criticism of NASA
it’s like it’s like important to remember people in the picture you know
if you want to get the public support and but like if you talk to a scientist
about that to said like well where’s the science in that like you’re not getting
it it’s like that’s not why people giving you money it’s not that’s I mean
it’s a little bit of the reason but like the serious scientists or like people
just make things more expensive like why we have people like okay well why do we
have people at all anywhere sometimes the scientists are the ones
who just don’t don’t understand even they’re like smart people if I’d like
yeah so you gotta have something that’s gonna fire up the you know
fire fire people up and get them really excited and like I think if we had a
serious goal of having a base on the moon and sending people to Mars and said
okay this is we’re gonna be outcome oriented how’re we gonna do this okay
we’ve got to change the way contracting is done you can’t do these like
cost-plus contracts cost-plus sole source contracts because then the
incentive structure is all messed up so as soon as you don’t have any
competition well okay business what the sense of
urgency goes away and as soon as you make something a cost-plus contract
you’re in Sandton the contractor to maximize the costs of the program
because they get a percentage so they never want that gravy train to end and
they want to make it an Enza come cost maximizers and then you have good people
engaged in cost maximization because you just gave them incentive to do that and
told them they’ll get punished if they don’t essentially that’s what happens so
it’s critically important that we changed the
Contracting structure to be a competitive commercial bid make sure
their or if they’re always to at least two entities that that are competing to
serve NASA and that the contracts a milestone based was with concrete
milestones PowerPoint presentations do not count like everything works in
PowerPoint okay exhibit Ella portation device look here’s my powerpoint
presentation so milestone based competitive commercial contracts with
with competitors and then and then you’ve got to be prepared to fire one of
those competitors if they’re not if they’re not cutting it and and recompete
the rest of the remainder of that contract and by the way NASA is actually
already done this and they did it with the Commerc the commercial cargo
transportation to the space station and that was a case where NASA you know but
NASA actually an honor if they thought it would work or not work but they
didn’t have the budget to do anything else so they’re like okay we’re gonna
try this competitive commercial milestone based contracting and it
worked great and they watered it to two companies that just to SpaceX and
company called Kistler and SpaceX managed to meet and meet the milestones
kiss that did not so then their NASA recompete it the remainder of the
contract to overall Sciences and then orbital sciences got across the finish
line so now NASA has got two suppliers for
taking cargo to the space station and it’s a great situation
same thing for commercial crew to the space station
NASA competed that and in the commercial career case it’s SpaceX and Boeing and
that’s also a good situation so now like I can tell you like the SpaceX team is
like we’re gonna do this before Boeing that’s for sure and then like I read up
the Boeing team like we’re gonna do this before SpaceX that’s good that’s it’s a
good forcing function to get things done but that can’t tell you how important
that contracting structure is that is night and day
there’s way too much in government which is where it’s the sole source cost plus
contract that that Justin again economics 101 whatever you incent what
that will happen and then people shouldn’t be surprised it’s like well
you’re just you know said okay if that company manages to find some excuse to
double the cost of the contract they’re gonna get double the profit because
they’re getting a percentage so they’re gonna be they can do exactly that and
and it also they’re not gonna say no to requirements so the gum will cover some
center of climates 9fs 90 percent of them could make a lot of sense in 10% of
all cockamamie that double but the price of the project for those ten percent of
cockamamie requirements in a cost-plus contract the contract will always say
yes there could be a future for you in government contracting at the state
level yeah let’s go to governor Hickenlooper and then Governor Ducey I
find it so refreshing to have the unbridled truth but I do suspect every
time you say publicly that the stock price is higher than we have any right
to believe I price but I guess you probably get some calls from investors
suggesting that maybe you don’t say that so frequently yeah that’s true I wanted
to go back and just just briefly because I think I wrote this down that you said
that artificial intelligence is the the fundamental existential risk facing
civilization do I get that well in my opinion it is it is the biggest risk
that we face as a civilization is artificial intelligence and so to a
group of leaders what would you advise that we should how should we be
addressing something that’s it’s so such a large landscape and yet obviously so
important I think that the you know one of the roles of government is to ensure
the public good it an end to that dangerous to the public are addressed so
that hence the regulatory thing I think the first order of business would be to
try to learn as much as possible you know to understand the nature of the
issues too look closely at the progress that is
being made and the remarkable achievements of artificial intelligence
I mean last year I go which is a quite a difficult game to beat that people
thought would never be beaten with my black computer that the curricula
computer would either never beat the best human player or that it was twenty
years away and last year alphago which was done by deep mind
which is a kind of a Google subsidiary absolutely crushed the world’s best
player and now now that now I can crush it can play at the top fifty
simultaneously unquestionable so just like that pace of progress is remarkable
and and there’s you can see more and more coming out like goo robotics you
can see robots that can learn to walk from from nothing you know within hours
like way faster than any biological being but the thing that’s most
dangerous is and it’s the hottest to kind of wrap kind of get your arms
around because it’s not a physical thing is kind of a deep intelligence in the
network he said well what home could have deep intelligence in the network do
so well I could start a war fight created by doing fake news and spoofing
email accounts and fake press releases and just by you know manipulating
information the pen is mightier than the sword so
I mean as an example I want to be an emphasize I do not think this actually
occurred this is purely a hypothetical that I’d digging my grave here but you
know that like that though there was that second Malaysian airliner that was
shot down on the Ukrainian Russian border and that that really amplified
tensions between Russia and the EU in a massive way
well like let’s say if you had a an AI that was where the ai’s goal was to
maximize the value of a portfolio of stocks one of the ways to maximize value
would be to go long on defense short on consumer start a war and then how could
it do that well you know hacking for the Malaysian Airlines rat aircraft routing
server a routed over a war zone then sent an anonymous tip that an enemy
aircraft is flying overhead right now let’s go to Governor Ducey and then we’ll have after governor Ducey we’ll
finish our gubernatorial questions and then to questions then we quick
questions or one audience question and we’ll be done we’re running short on
time governor Ducey thanks Elon I really
enjoyed your comments today and as someone who has spent a lot of time in
his administration trying to reduce and eliminate regulations
I was surprised by your suggestion to bring read regulations before we know
exactly what we’re dealing with with AI you know I’ve heard the example used if
I were to come up with a colorless odorless tasteless gas that was
explosive people would say well you have to ban that and then we’d have no
natural gas so you’ve given some of these examples of how a AI can be an
existential threat but I still don’t understand his policy
makers what type of regulations be on slowdown which typically policymakers
don’t get in front of entrepreneurs or innovators well I think the first order
of business would be to gain insight right now the government does not even
have an insight and I and the right order of business would be to stand up
regulatory agency initial goal gain insight into the status of AI activity make sure the situation is understood
once it is then put regulations in place to ensure Public Safety that’s it and
for sure the company is doing AI will most of them not mine will squawk and
say hey this is really gonna stifle innovation blah blah it’s gonna move to
China it won’t and it won’t because like it’s like it has like it has Boeing
moved to China nope they were bullying aircraft here same with on cars and so
it’s not it’s the notion that if you say establish regulatory regime that
companies will simply move to countries with with lower regulatory comments is
false on the face of it because none of them do and unless it’s really
overbearing but that’s not what I’m talking about here I’m just talking
about it you know make sure that there is awareness at the governmental I think
once there is awareness people will be extremely afraid as they should be one
audience question we’ll take the first hand that came up
right here Thanks Ilan enough read with Axius early on in this administration
you had argued pretty vociferous lis that it was best to engage and better to
be in the room that not be in the room then when the president decided to pull
out of Paris you said that was kind of last Ron you were gonna drop off what
drove you to that and if you were still speaking to him today what would you say
to the president well I thought it was worth doing they’re trying hard to you
know to do what’s worth it was worth trying I got a lot of flack from from
multiple fronts for even trying when some guy rendered billboards and like
attacking me and like full-page ads in the New York Times and whatnot just for
a bit just for being on the panel and and you know every in every meeting I
was like just trying to make the arguments in favor of sustainability and
sometimes other issues like we need to make sure that our immigration laws are
not unkind or unreasonable and you know did my best and I I think in a few cases
I did actually make some progress which gave me some encouragement to continue
but but then I just really think that the Paris Accord man I am if I stay out
on the council’s then I’d be essentially saying that that wasn’t important but it
was super important because I think the country needs to keep his word and you
know that that’s is not even a binding agreement so we could always like slow
it down the argument that there would be job losses well we could see if there
are job losses before we exit the agreement and maybe there won’t be job
losses every job gains but yeah there’s just no way I could stay on after that
so you know did my best alright well everybody if you would
please join me in thanking Ilan for being here today

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    0:00 What drives Elon Musk & the main aims of Tesla/SpaseX.
    2:17 The future of electric vehicles in 5-10 years.
    6:17 The future of sustainable energy.
    10:57 AI impact on jobs & AI concerns.
    16:55 Green Energy in the future.
    20:20 Smart technology Cyber Security.
    24:02 Gasoline prices and the progress of EV.
    27:22 How Elon's high expectations and vision for the future is balanced with real possibilities.
    30:12 Nasa's mission & interplanetary travelling.
    37:06 A.I. is the biggest risk to civilization.
    41:49 AI regulations.
    44:21 Why Elon quit the President's council.

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