Lies, Damn Lies, and Elon Musk.

Doesn't Elon Musk sound like a con artist? He may not mean to, as he may be just parroting what he's told.

I can't believe that people find this credible. Gullible, yes. Incredulous and perhaps fundamentally dishonest, sadly, also yes.

"I think there are no fundamental challenges remaining for level five autonomy. There are many small problems, and then there’s the challenge of solving all those small problems and then putting the whole system together, and just keep addressing the long tail of problems."

I don't think the article from Bloomberg (behind a javascript-paywall): https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-09/musk-says-tesla-may-c... mentions how Tesla stopped cooperating with the NTSB, as has been detailed here previously. I also don't think they bothered to look at all the times Tesla has been making promises that Elon just can't quit. Maybe someday he'll be right, like how a stopped clock is accurate twice out of an entire day. But I don't think so, as his statements are actually sounding desperate and disingenuous. Like, he has no idea how the actual implementation is going to work, and he's just stalling for time.

I also read today how a new testing and validation scheme for Natural Language Processing was awarded by the Association for Computational Linguistics in finding bugs in popular models. High failure rates plagued the sentiment analysis (still only testing positive, neutral, and negative; not nearly the range covered by the Orthogonal Model of Emotions), and troubling bias was found in pre-trained models. Sigh.

Here's the article: https://venturebeat.com/2020/07/09/ai-researchers-create-testing-tool-to...

Here's the new AI troubleshooter, Checklist, at Github: https://github.com/marcotcr/checklist