Elon Musk has always expressed his interest and optimism in setting up a human colony on Mars. The tech billionaire has envisioned to blast people on the first human voyage to Mars by the year 2024. Now he recently suggested that artificial intelligence could possibly be the first resident on Mars. When asked about his thoughts over intelligent machine being first Martian rather than a human in a tweet, Elon Musk reciprocated: “30%”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 27, 2018
How Musk came up with the percentage is still unknown, according to the Geek, many people are already wondering what an AI resident of Mars would look like. “It’s possible that it could be a rover-like bot that explores the planet, or a stationary device that makes observations and conducts experiments without human assistance,” the Geek report added.
The idea of colonising Mars is a very far-fetched dream with the current technology that we have. Going to Mars is one thing, and setting up a colony is another. But Elon Musk has, through SpaceX, proved that he has the potential to make such a scientific dream a reality. Researchers all over the world are working towards technologies to enable humans to venture beyond the atmosphere of the moon. But there is plenty of time for this to become true.
Very recently, in November 2018, Musk declared that there is a 70% chance that he will personally go to Mars in an interview with Axios. The founder and CEO of SpaceX was thinking out loud about whether he would hitch a ride on one of his company’s rockets. SpaceX has flown from milestone to milestone over the past year and is preparing an attempt to put humans in orbit next year for NASA.