Elon Reeve Musk is a South African-born Canadian American business magnate, investor, engineer,and inventor. Elon Musk is the founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; a co-founder, a Series A financial specialist, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Inc, which makes electric cars, giant batteries and solar products.
He is the co-founder and chairman of OpenAI, a nonprofit research company working to build safe artificial intelligence and ensure that AI’s benefits are as widely and evenly distributed as possible.author and CEO of Neuralink.
Elon Musk was previously co-founder and chairman of SolarCity; co-founder of Zip2; and founder of X.com, which converged with Confinity and took the name PayPal. As of March 2017, he has an expected total assets of $13.9 billion, making him the 80th-wealthiest person in the world.
In December 2016, Musk was positioned 21st on the Forbes rundown of The World’s Most Powerful People . SpaceX’s mission is to enable humans to become a spacefaring civilization and a multi-planet species by building a self-sustaining city on Mars.
In 2008, SpaceX’s Falcon 1 turned into the main secretly created liquid-fuel launch vehicle to orbit the Earth. Following that point of reference, NASA granted SpaceX with contracts to convey load and team to the International Space Station (ISS).
A worldwide leader in commercial launch services, SpaceX is the first commercial provider to launch and recover a spacecraft from orbit, attach a commercial spacecraft to the ISS and successfully land an orbital-class rocket booster.
By pioneering the development of fully and rapidly reusable rockets and spacecraft, SpaceX is significantly diminishing the cost of access to space, the initial phase in making life on Mars a reality in our lifetime.
Elon Reeve Musk has frequently spoken out about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence, declaring it “the most serious threat to the survival of the human race”.
During an interview at the MIT AeroAstro Centennial Symposium, Musk described AI as “[humanity’s] biggest existential threat”, further stating, “I’m increasingly inclined to think that there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish.” Musk described the creation of artificial intelligence as “summoning the demon”.