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Tesla faces a wave of strikes in Sweden, with unions calling for better pay and benefits. Elon Musk called the strikes, which have disrupted deliveries, "insane" in a post on X. Now they are spreading to Denmark, with Danish dockworkers also refusing to unload Tesla's EVs. AdvertisementTesla is embroiled in a growing battle with unions in Europe after the wave of strikes impacting the company in Sweden spread to Denmark. AdvertisementNine other Swedish unions have joined the strike in solidarity, with dockworkers refusing to unload Tesla's cars at ports and electricians refusing to repair the company's charging stations .
Persons: Tesla, Elon Musk, Danish dockworkers, , Jan Villadsen Organizations: Danish, Service, Reuters, Sweden's Transport Agency, Denmark aren't, United Auto Workers, UAW, Business Locations: Sweden, Denmark, Europe, Danish, Swedish, Sweden's
The first trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 finally arrived on Monday — but Elon Musk isn't a fan. He said he didn't finish GTA 5 as he couldn't bring himself to shoot virtual police officers. GTA 5 is one of the most popular video games of all time, selling 190 million copies since 2015. AdvertisementThe internet is on fire after the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 finally dropped — but Elon Musk is unlikely to be picking up a copy when the game comes out in 2025. AdvertisementThe trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 was released on Monday, a day earlier than planned after it was leaked on social media .
Persons: couldn't, , Elon Musk, Musk, Musk's Organizations: Elon, Service, phenomenally, SpaceX, New York Times Locations: Miami
It comes as the US aims to break China's stranglehold over the global electric battery supply chain. Key US automakers like Tesla and Ford are still using Chinese technology in their electric cars. AdvertisementChina is well and truly winning the EV race — and now the White House has unveiled new rules to try and keep Chinese companies out of the US electric car market. The new restrictions could be a headache for US auto manufacturers, which have traditionally relied on China for their battery technology . The American EV market, meanwhile, has stuttered in recent months , with legacy automakers slashing investment and cutting back targets.
Persons: , Morgan Stanley, Elon Musk's Tesla Organizations: Ford, Service, White, American EV Locations: China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Michigan
ByteDance is launching a chatbot-building service to rival OpenAI, per the South China Morning Post. NEW LOOK Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementByteDance is joining the AI arms race as it reportedly prepares to launch a rival to OpenAI's "GPTs." ByteDance did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider made outside normal working hours.
Persons: OpenAI, , Sam Altman, ByteDance Organizations: China Morning, Service, South China Morning, South China Morning Post, Baidu, Business Locations: Silicon, Montana
It may not be worth Tesla's while to make a Europe-friendly version of the Cybertruck. AdvertisementAfter years of waiting, the Cybertruck is finally here — but European Tesla fans shouldn't get too excited. There are a few reasons why it's unlikely to be sold across the Atlantic anytime soon. Advertisement"For a vehicle in the category of the Cybertruck, there's not a huge market in Europe, because pickup trucks generally are not very common." Elon Musk at the Tesla Cybertruck delivery event.
Persons: , Tesla, Pedro Pacheco, Pacheco, there's, Elon Musk Organizations: EU, Service, European, Tesla, Gartner, NAC, CCS, Business Locations: Europe, European Union, EU, North America
Tesla is selling a $55 Cybertruck decal inspired by Elon Musk's infamous window smashing incident. "OMFG decal" references moment a Tesla engineer smashed the Cybertruck's windows with a steel ball. AdvertisementTesla is selling a Cybertruck decal inspired by the windows that famously smashed during a demonstration at the futuristic pickup's unveiling. Elon Musk was left red-faced after the Cybertruck's windows failed in a demonstration. That means it still remains unclear whether the Cybertruck's windows are actually as unbreakable as Musk initially suggested.
Persons: Tesla, Elon Musk's, , Franz von Holzhausen, Elon Musk, Frederic J . Brown, Holzhausen, Austin — Organizations: Service, Elon Locations: Austin
The Cybertruck will start at $60,990, tens of thousands more than what Tesla promised in 2019. It was the opposite, horrible launch event, disappointing range, almost abusive pricing considering what was promised," wrote one Tesla fan on Reddit . "For me, this potential purchase was always always about two things, setting aside the design: range & price. The company is offering a "range extender" which it says will bring the Cybertruck closer to its promised range. Prominent tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee also criticized the discrepancy between what Tesla promised in 2019 and what it is offering now.
Persons: Elon Musk, Austin Gigafactory, Tesla, , Austin gigafactory, Musk, Cybertruck subreddit, Elon, I've, it's, YouTuber Marques Brownlee Organizations: Service, Business
JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon said at NYT's Dealbook conference the bank would leave China if ordered to. AdvertisementJamie Dimon says he's not "afraid" of China — but that JP Morgan would leave if the US government told it to. "If the American government makes me leave China, I'm leaving China. Tensions between China and Taiwan, which China regards as a breakaway province, have been growing . That poses a challenge to firms like JP Morgan, which has been active in China for a century and has expanded its presence there in recent years.
Persons: Morgan, Jamie Dimon, Dimon, , he's, JP Morgan, Biden, I'm Organizations: CNBC, Service, The New York Times, Business Locations: China, Taiwan, I'm
Elon Musk said at the NYT Dealbook conference that Neuralink's monkeys live in "monkey paradise." It comes after reports that several died painful deaths as a result of Neuralink's implant. The brain interface company is planning to start human trials next year, with thousands signing up. AdvertisementElon Musk said that Neuralink's test monkeys live in "monkey paradise," despite reports that several died gruesome and painful deaths as a result of the company's brain implant. AdvertisementIn a letter to the SEC earlier this year , the non-profit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine said that Musk's comments about the safety of Neuralink's brain interface had misled investors.
Persons: Elon Musk, , Musk, Neuralink Organizations: NYT, Service, The New York Times, SpaceX, SEC, Responsible Medicine, Business
Elon Musk's rocket firm will pay $2.2 million to rescue Pioneer after its parent company went bankrupt. SpaceX is preparing to help NASA send astronauts to the moon for the first time in over 50 years. AdvertisementSpaceX is snapping up a parachute company as it prepares to help NASA return to the moon. Elon Musk's spacecraft manufacturer is buying Pioneer Aerospace, which makes the parachutes that help the company's Dragon rockets return to Earth. According to a Florida bankruptcy filing, SpaceX will pay $2.2 million for Pioneer — whose parent company recently filed for bankruptcy.
Persons: Elon, , Rex, NASA's, Musk Organizations: SpaceX, Pioneer Aerospace, Elon Musk's, NASA, Service, International Space Station, Business Locations: Florida, Mars
Goldman Sachs boss David Solomon told the Financial Times that DJing was still his "passion." His gigs at music festivals sparked internal unrest at the Wall Street bank. "But if my doing it publicly in any way is distracting to Goldman Sachs, my number one focus is Goldman Sachs," he added. Solomon's decision to stop came amid increasing discontent at the Wall Street giant over a number of issues, including his high-profile gigs. Goldman Sachs declined to comment when contacted by Insider.
Persons: Goldman Sachs, David Solomon, , Goldman, It's, Solomon, DJ'ing Organizations: Financial Times, Service, Hamptons, New York Times, Wall
Sports Illustrated published articles by fake authors with AI-generated profile pictures, Futurism reported. The magazine denied using AI but said it would take down the articles while it investigated. The magazine said it will take down several articles after a report found they were written by fake, AI-generated authors. Futurism identified two Sports Illustrated writers, " Drew Ortiz" and " Sora Tanaka ," whose biographies appeared to be fake. In a statement to Futurism, Sports Illustrated owner Arena Group denied publishing AI-generated articles but said they were removing the pieces while an internal investigation took place.
Persons: , Drew Ortiz, Sora Tanaka, Ortiz's, Ross Levinsohn Organizations: Service, Sports Illustrated, Sports, Arena Group, AdVon Commerce, Arena, Gannett, Tech, CNET, Business Locations: NewsGuard
Rivian has made its R1T electric pickup available to lease in 14 US states. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementWould-be EV drivers have turned to leasing as a cheaper way to try before they buy, especially considering the high price of many electric vehicles . The Cybertruck, however, will pose a fresh challenge to Rivian's R1T pickup. The futuristic Tesla pickup is set to launch on November 30 after years of hype, with over 2 million people preordering the electric pickup .
Persons: Rivian, Elon Musk's, , Tesla's, — Tesla's, RJ Scaringe, it's Organizations: Elon, Elon Musk's Cybertruck, Service, CNBC, Leasing, Ford, Tesla, Rivians, GQ Locations: Arizona , California , Colorado , Florida, Georgia , Massachusetts, Michigan , Missouri , New Jersey , New York , Nevada , Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington
Masahiro Moro told Fortune that EVs other than Tesla are "not taking off" in the US. EVs face a reckoning amid slowing demand with auto companies cutting spending and reducing targets. AdvertisementMazda's CEO has said that Tesla is the only company seeing real success in a fragile EV landscape, with other electric cars "not taking off." Other EVs are not taking off, inventory is piling up," he said. It recently killed off its only EV sold in the US, the Mazda MX-30, after reportedly selling just 66 of them this year .
Persons: Masahiro Moro, Fortune, Elon Musk's, , Tesla, Elon, Ford, Moro Organizations: Service, US, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, EV, Atlas Public
X could lose up to $75 million in revenue as advertisers flee the platform. It comes amid backlash over Elon Musk's endorsement of an antisemitic post on the site. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementElon Musk's endorsement of an antisemitic post may cost X millions of dollars in advertising revenue this year. Elon Musk has been widely condemned after he endorsed a post on X that accused Jewish communities of pushing hate against white people.
Persons: Elon, , Linda Yaccarino —, Elon Musk, Musk, X, Yaccarino, we've Organizations: Disney, IBM, Service, The New York Times, NBC, Media Matters, Apple, Times, Netflix, Microsoft, Business, BI
Elon Musk says the Cybertruck will be bulletproof, boasting that Tesla shot it up with a Tommy gun. Deliveries are set to start next week, with Musk warning that Tesla faces big production challenges. AdvertisementElon Musk has long claimed the Cybertruck will be bulletproof, saying he wants the futuristic pickup to be "really tough — not fake tough." As the Cybertruck's launch date nears, though, it still remains unclear just how bulletproof it is going to be. AdvertisementThis "armor glass" won't be able to stop a bullet — but Musk's said that Tesla will offer the option to buy a "beast mode" Cybertruck with properly bulletproof windows.
Persons: Elon Musk, Tesla, , Musk's, Musk, Frederic J . Brown, Al Capone, Critics, Tommy Organizations: Service, Auto, Business
A mysterious new OpenAI model known as Q* has got the tech world talking. AI experts say the model could be a big step forward but is unlikely to end the world anytime soon. NEW LOOK Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. AdvertisementAs the dust settles on the chaos at OpenAI, we still don't know why CEO Sam Altman was fired — but reports have suggested it could be linked to a mysterious AI model. Dr Andrew Rogoyski, a director at the Surrey Institute for People-Centered AI, told BI that solving unseen problems was a key step towards creating AGI.
Persons: , Sam Altman, OpenAI, Ilya Sutskever, Charles Higgins, Sophia Kalanovska, Kalanovska, we've, Andrew Rogoyski, Gary Marcus, Marcus Organizations: Service, Reuters, Surrey Institute for People, AIs, Business Locations: OpenAI
Elon Musk is facing scrutiny over his comments related to the Neuralink monkeys, per a Wired report. Lawmakers are calling for an investigation after he said no monkeys had died due to the brain chip. AdvertisementElon Musk is facing renewed scrutiny over the deaths of Neuralink's test monkeys as the company prepares to begin human trials. The news comes after reports that a dozen monkeys experienced a range of health issues after having the implant installed, before they were eventually euthanized. Musk has long faced intense controversy over claims that the monkeys Neuralink tested its brain interface technology on had experienced "extreme suffering."
Persons: Elon Musk, , Elon, Gary Gensler, Musk, Earl Blumenauer, Barbara Lee, James McGovern, Tony Cárdenas, Neuralink, quadriplegia Organizations: Service, SEC, Wired, Medicine, FDA, Business
An employee at rival Anthropic sent OpenAI thousands of paper clips in the shape of their logo. The prank was a subtle jibe suggesting OpenAI's approach to AI could lead to humanity's extinction. Anthropic was formed by ex-OpenAI employees who split from the company over AI safety concerns. AdvertisementOne of OpenAI's biggest rivals played an elaborate prank on the AI startup by sending thousands of paper clips to its offices. AdvertisementAnthropic was founded by former OpenAI employees who left the company in 2021 over disagreements on developing AI safely.
Persons: Anthropic, , Nick Bostrom, Bostrom, OpenAI, Sam Altman, Altman, Ilya Sutskever, Sutskever Organizations: Service, OpenAI's, Anthropic, Wall Street, Microsoft, Business Locations: Francisco
Some automakers are slowing down EV production, saying electric vehicles are too expensive. Auto execs have pointed to high prices as a big reason why demand for electric cars has slumped this year. AdvertisementHere's three reasons why electric cars are getting more affordable. Cheaper battery packsBy far the most expensive part of any EV is the battery, and spiking battery prices have hit automakers hard. "You have to get to a certain scale to really start to make money on electric cars and for the costs to go down," Valdez Streaty said.
Persons: , Kelley, Tesla, Goldman Sachs, EVs, David Browne, Patrick T, Fallon, Browne, Matthias Preindl, Stephanie Valdez Streaty, it's, Valdez Streaty, Elon, you've Organizations: Service, Ford, General Motors, EV, Atlas Public, EVs, Bloomberg, Department of Energy, Smart, Toyota, Manufacturers, ICE, Columbia University, Smith, Cox, Chicago Tribune, Getty Locations: China, Germany, Los Angeles
OpenAI announced a new male-dominated board after Sam Altman won the battle to return as CEO. 'Please, more representation and balance'The departure of Toner and McCauley has put the makeup of OpenAI's new board in the spotlight. Emily Bell, a founding director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, wrote in a post on X : "OpenAI fires women on the board — board chair who oversaw fuck up stays." Tom Williams/Getty ImagesOne of OpenAI's main rivals also weighed in on the lack of diversity on the new board. Within the private sector, research from Crunchbase in 2022 showed that women held 16% of board seats among more than 660 companies they analyzed.
Persons: OpenAI, Sam Altman, Helen Toner, Tasha McCauley, Adam D'Angelo, , Sam Altman's, Bret Taylor —, Larry Summers, D'Angelo, Ilya Sutskever, Altman, Toner, McCauley, Emily Bell, Summers, Jeffrey Epstein, Bell, Tom Williams, Bret, Taylor, Emad Mostaque, Vinod Khosla, OpenAI's, Angela Hoover, Andi Organizations: Service, Microsoft, Tow Center, Digital Journalism, Deloitte, Alliance for Board Diversity, Fortune, New York Times Locations: Crunchbase, San Francisco
A Florida judge said there is evidence Elon Musk knew Tesla's self-driving software was defective. Tesla's controversial Autopilot feature is facing multiple legal challenges and investigations. AdvertisementElon Musk is facing yet another legal headache over Tesla's Autopilot feature. Musk has faced controversy over some of his statements on how advanced Tesla's self-driving technology really is. It's the latest in a series of legal threats that Musk and Tesla have faced over the company's controversial self-driving technology.
Persons: Elon Musk, , Elon, Reid Scott, Jeremy Banner, Banner, Tesla, Joshua Brown, Musk, Brown, Elon Musk's Organizations: Service, Reuters, Tesla, — Reuters, Washington Post, Elon, Department of Justice, Traffic, Business Locations: Florida, California
AdvertisementIf Sam Altman needs advice on what working at Microsoft is like , he can ask Emmett Shear, the man who replaced him. OpenAI's new boss previously said working at Microsoft, which has invested upward of $10 billion in the AI startup, was like selling his soul. The Twitch cofounder was appointed interim OpenAI CEO on Sunday night , after negotiations to bring back Sam Altman fell through. AdvertisementIn the same post, he said that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman would be joining Microsoft to head up a new AI team. OpenAI and Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider, made outside normal working hours.
Persons: Emmett Shear, Sam Altman, , OpenAI's, Shear, Altman, Satya Nadella, Nadella, Greg Brockman Organizations: Microsoft, Service, Bloomberg, Business Locations: OpenAI
700 OpenAI employees have signed a letter threatening to quit if Sam Altman isn't reinstated as CEO. Some of them say they are on work-dependent visas, which they could lose if they are forced to quit. It's a sign of how much loyalty Altman has inspired among staff. AdvertisementOpenAI's employees are calling on the company's board to bring back Sam Altman — and some are even willing to put their visas at risk to get him back as CEO. A number of senior OpenAI employees are already expected to follow Altman and ex-OpenAI president Greg Brockman to Microsoft.
Persons: Sam Altman isn't, It's, Altman, , Sam Altman —, Sam Altman, Mira Murati, Ilya Sutskever —, Reiichiro Nakano, Boris Power, Emmett Shear, Greg Brockman, Satya Nadella, Kara Swisher, OpenAI Organizations: Service, Microsoft, Business
Elon Musk poked fun at Sam Altman and OpenAI following his shock departure. Altman was fired by the board over Google Meet, despite Microsoft investing billions in OpenAI. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2023Musk seems to have been reveling in the drama surrounding the firing of Altman. AdvertisementAltman was fired by OpenAI's board on Friday, after board members said he had not been "consistently candid" in his discussions with them. Elon Musk has expressed similar concerns in the past, and has called on the board to explain its reasoning for firing Altman .
Persons: Elon, Sam Altman, OpenAI, Altman, , Elon Musk, OpenAI —, Satya Nadella's, Greg Brockman, — Elon Organizations: Google, Microsoft, Service
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