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The future of SpaceX's Starship

Starhopper flying through the sky above Texas. Photo: SpaceX
Starhopper flying through the sky above Texas. Photo: SpaceX

Last week, SpaceX launched the final test of Starhopper, a prototype of its Starship spacecraft that is designed to eventually take 100 people at a time to deep space destinations like the Moon or Mars.

Context: SpaceX is building on the reusability of its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets with Starship, but the new interplanetary system will have some key differences.

Jack Ma: AI could enable a 12-hour work week

Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma and Tesla CEO Elon Musk at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, China, Thursday.
Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma (L) and Tesla CEO Elon Musk at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, China, Thursday. Photo: VCG/VCG via Getty Images

Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma told the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai Thursday that artificial intelligence should enable people to work 4 hours a day, 3 days a week, Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: It's a remarkable demonstration of Ma's faith in AI, given he's endorsed the Chinese tech sector's standard "996" schedule, which consists of a 72-hour workweek: 9am to 9pm, 6 days a week.