Elon Musk: ‘AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization’

By Matt D’Angelo Posted on July 17, 2017 Tesla CEO Elon Musk, a leading mind in the automotive, solar and artificial intelligence industries among others, is concerned about how robots could one day impact human life. Musk spoke at a National Governors Association meeting in Rhode Island Saturday, touching on subjects ranging from Model 3 exponential production to how artificial intelligence could impact human existence. “I have exposure to the most cutting edge AI and I think people should be really concerned about it,” Musk said. “I keep sounding the alarm bell, but until people see robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react because it seems so theorial.” Part of the issue will be how prevalent AI and robots are in future society. Musk used the example of the transportation industry, a sector that makes up a significant portion of the economy and could be one of the first areas to become fully autonomous. “Robots will be able to do everything better than us,” Musk said. He thinks the best way to keep civilization safe is for governments to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to establishing regulation for Artificial intelligence. “By…

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