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Elon Musk: Humans communicate so slowly it sounds like whales to AI

  • Elon Musk is the CEO of three companies: Tesla, Neuralink, and SpaceX. The second of those three, Neuralink, is focused on creating human-computer interfaces to connect artificial intelligence with the human mind and body.
  • Musk is focused on human-computer interfaces because he’s worried about the human race getting left behind as AI gets better and better.
  • One major problem Musk pointed to in a talk on AI this week in Shanghai: Humans communicate data far, far more slowly than computers. “Human speech to a computer will sound like very slow tonal wheezing, kind of like whale sounds,” he said.
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There are major language barriers between human beings and computers.

For one, humans communicate with language and text and images — all inputs that are inherently slower at communicating information than straight-up data.

But also, crucially, computers perceive time differently than humans. That’s because

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