AI Researchers Disagree With Elon Musk’s Warnings About Artificial Intelligence

In Brief When Elon Musk told U.S. governors on Saturday that artificial intelligence (AI) is mankind’s biggest threat, the warning didn’t fall on deaf ears. At least AI researchers caught it. Now they’re saying Musk is being overly cautious about AI. But is he? Distorting the Debate? The fear of super-intelligent machines is as real as it gets for Tesla and SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk. He’s spoken about it so many times, but perhaps not in the strongest terms as when he told U.S. governors that artificial intelligence (AI) poses “a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.” The comment caught the attention of not just the governors present, but also AI researchers — and they’re not very happy about it. “While there needs to be an open discussion about the societal impacts of AI technology, much of Mr. Musk’s oft-repeated concerns seem to focus on the rather far-fetched super-intelligence take-over scenarios,” Arizona State University computer scientist Subbarao Kambhampati told Inverse. “Mr. Musk’s megaphone seems to be rather unnecessarily distorting the public debate, and that is quite unfortunate.” Kambhampati, who also heads the Association for the Advancement of AI and is a trustee for the Partnership for…

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