Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX has donated $10 million to the Future of Life Institute in Boston to explore the safety of artificial intelligence.

Elon Musk hasn’t been shy about sharing his fears about artificial intelligence, or AI. Earlier this year, the Tesla and SpaceX founder described the dangers of AI run amok: “You could construct scenarios where recovery of human civilization does not occur,” he said. To address that risk, he gave $10 million to the Boston-based Future of Life Institute, or FLI, to lead a global research program into AI safety. FLI organized a grants competition to select the research it would fund, and today announced the competition’s winners.More →

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Apple Music, the electronics company’s new music streaming service, is off to a pretty sweet start. With a deep library, a zesty online radio channel featuring live DJs, and a new community feature that puts listeners in touch with their favorite artists, Apple Music has what it’ll take to challenge dominant streaming services like Pandora and Spotify.

Yes, Apple’s come late to streaming, goaded into action by fading sales of digital music at its iTunes store. Consumers worldwide are finally figuring it out – why pay $10 for an album, when they can pay $10 a month for every album?More →