Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Elon Musk shocker: Artificial intelligence can destroy human race

Elon Musk shocker: Artificial intelligence can destroy human race

At the bipartisan National Governors Association in Rhode Island, Musk also spoke about energy sources, his own electric auto company and space travel. Yet, his announcements before the country's governors were remarkable both for their critical seriousness, and his mighty call for government intercession.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is calling for regulation of artificial intelligence (AI), arguing that "by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it's too late".

When asked at the 2016 Code Conference in California if the answer to the question of whether we are in a simulated computer game was "yes", Elon Musk said 'probably'.

But "AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of civilization in a way that vehicle accidents, aeroplane crashes, faulty drugs or bad food were not", Musk went on. Thus we need to the regulators to come in and say, "Hey guys, you all really need to pause and make sure this is safe".

Elon Musk ominously claimed that artificial intelligence is a "fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization".

Musk also expressed support for ways to proactively regulate the AI industry. "Doesn't work out", said Musk.

The British government, in an attempt to strengthen the automotive and technological industries, is now on a mission to make the United Kingdom a hub for the progress of autonomous development, although Germany, with new, autonomous-friendly vehicle legislation, is making progress ahead of the launch of the new Audi A8, which is level three autonomy capable. "I keep sounding the alarm bell".

The businessman noted that it has access to the most advanced technologies of artificial intelligence.

A big part of Musk's concern is that AI systems could spark needless wars by way of "fake news" and information manipulation, a vision not that far from what fans of The Terminator film franchise have had bouncing through their heads for the last few decades.

Musk, along with several other tech luminaries, including Stephen Hawking, have warned about artificial intelligence before.

"It would seem to follow that the odds that we're in "base reality" is one in billions", Musk said. Look closely at the progress that is being made and the remarkable achievements of artificial intelligence.

"I think nearly all cars produced will be autonomous in 10 years". He reiterated that this is inadequate for AI because the technology represents "a fundamental risk to the existence of civilisation", just before leaving the stage to go back to his factory that is developing the most advanced car-driving robots, powered by. AI.

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