Elon Musk claims Neuralink brain chip will allow people to hear sounds impossible to humans | Technology News

San Francisco: Tesla and SpaceX founder, Elon Musk has claimed that his new pet project Neuralink chip will allow users to hear sounds that previously were impossible to human ears. Musk founded Neuralink in 2016 but has only held one major public presentation. However, more details about Neuralink will be presented at an event on August 28, reports independent.co.uk. The main aim of the project is to provide a direct connection between a brain and a computer to overcome the power of artificial intelligence (AI), using a “sewing machine-like” device…

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SpaceX guiding NASA astronauts to 1st splashdown in 45 years

CAPE CANAVERAL: The first astronauts to ride a SpaceX capsule into orbit headed toward a retro-style splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon to close out a two-month test flight. It will mark the first splashdown in 45 years for NASA astronauts and the first return in the gulf. Unlike Florida’s Atlantic coast, already feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias, the waves and wind were calm near Pensacola in the Florida Panhandle. Test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken departed the International Space Station on Saturday night,…

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TOI Auto Weekly: TOI Auto Weekly: Personal mobility revs up vehicle sales in June

NEW DELHI: The increasing need for personal mobility due to the Covid-19 pandemic along with healthy rural demand accelerated the sales momentum of the automobile industry in July. A week to look forward to as Kia Motors is all set to take the covers off the Sonet SUV. Read these and more, in this week’s TOI Auto Weekly: Green shoots:Maruti Suzuki India said its domestic sales in July stood at 1,01,307 units as against 1,00,006 units in July 2019. Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) saw its domestic sales at 38,200…

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TOI Auto Weekly: TOI Auto Weekly: Personal mobility revs up vehicle sales in July

NEW DELHI: The increasing need for personal mobility due to the Covid-19 pandemic along with healthy rural demand accelerated the sales momentum of the automobile industry in July. A week to look forward to as Kia Motors is all set to take the covers off the Sonet SUV. Read these and more, in this week’s TOI Auto Weekly: Green shoots:Maruti Suzuki India said its domestic sales in July stood at 1,01,307 units as against 1,00,006 units in July 2019. Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) saw its domestic sales at 38,200…

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China’s EV makers target drivers who can’t afford a Tesla

China buys more electric vehicles than any other country, and most sales occur in big cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. EV buyers there can afford to spend 300,000 yuan ($43,000) on a sedan like the Tesla Model 3. Fang Yunzhou, chairman of one of Tesla Inc.’s local rivals, has a different customer in mind: a consumer who lives in a less affluent small city or even a farmer in the countryside. “Our goal is to provide a real product affordable for the whole market, rather than a rich kid’s…

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Tesla: Tesla supplier LG Chem sees growing battery sales in Q3

SEOUL: South Korea’s LG Chem , an electric vehicle battery supplier for Tesla , Volkswagen and other automakers, said on Friday it expects rising sales in the current quarter after its battery business swung to an operating profit. “Sales are expected to grow and profitability is expected to remain robust thanks to greater EV shipments for European OEMs and increased sales for cylindrical EV batteries,” LG Chem said, referring to original equipment manufacturers or automakers. LG did not mention Tesla, but it supplies small cylindrical-type batteries for the carmaker’s China…

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Panasonic Battery News: How Panasonic aims to improve Tesla batteries |

TOKYO: Panasonic Corp plans to boost the energy density of “2170” battery cells it supplies to Tesla Inc by 20% in five years and commercialize a cobalt-free version “in two to three years”, the head of its U.S. EV battery business said. This is the first time Panasonic, a leading cell provider for the world’s top electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla, has outlined these targets, putting down a marker in a highly competitive sector to stay ahead of the game. Panasonic introduced the “2170” lithium-ion cells, with the nickel-cobalt-aluminium (NCA)…

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Tesla’s Musk says open to supplying batteries to other automakers

SEOUL: Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Tuesday that the company is open to licensing software and supplying powertrains and batteries. Tesla has previously supplied batteries to Mercedes and Toyota Motor under separate partnership deals. Battery manufacturing is an area that analysts and industry officials say the U.S. electric car maker has a competitive edge compared with legacy automakers. “Tesla is open to licensing software and supplying powertrains & batteries. We’re just trying to accelerate sustainable energy, not crush competitors!” Musk said in message on Twitter. It…

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Tesla rival will offer semi-automated Lucid Air sedan in early 2021

DETROIT: Tesla rival Lucid Motors plans to equip its new Air luxury electric sedan with a semi-automated driver assistance system when the first cars roll off an Arizona assembly line in early 2021, Lucid said on Tuesday. The Lucid Air, which will compete with the Tesla Model S, will come standard with such features as adaptive cruise control, lane centering, automatic emergency brakes and automated parking. It will also be one of the first production vehicles to be equipped with standard lidar, a laser-based sensor that detects obstacles and objects,…

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AI will be smarter than humans within 5 years, says Elon Musk | Technology News

San Francisco: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has claimed that Artificial Intelligence will be ‘vastly smarter’ than any human and would overtake us by 2025. “We are headed toward a situation where AI is vastly smarter than humans. I think that time frame is less than five years from now. But that doesn’t mean that everything goes to hell in five years. It just means that things get unstable or weird,” Musk said in an interview with New York Times over the weekend. This is not the first time…

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Elon Musk, Our Mars Man, Speaks About Tesla, SpaceX, Romance and More

So how do the King of Mars, his Galactic Princess and their newborn son, X Æ A-XII, spend a Saturday night holed up in their Los Angeles pad? A little anime — lately it’s been “Death Note” and “Evangelion.” Lots of late-night debates about the potential and danger of artificial intelligence. And many audiobooks and podcasts, particularly ones about history. “Right now, we’re going back to Genghis Khan for like the third time, and the Mongols, I guess,” said the Galactic Princess, otherwise known as Grimes, otherwise known as Claire…

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tesla inc: ‘Please mine more nickel,’ Musk urges as Tesla boosts production

BEIJING: Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk urged miners to produce more nickel, a key ingredient in the batteries that power the company’s electric cars, warning the current cost of batteries remained a big hurdle to the company’s growth. “Tesla will give you a giant contract for a long period of time if you mine nickel efficiently and in an environmentally sensitive way,” Musk said on a post-earnings call on Wednesday. Nickel makes batteries energy dense so cars can run further on a single charge, and Tesla needs the metal more…

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