Elon Musk Warns ‘Greatest Risk’ To Civilization Is Artificial Intelligence

Tesla CEO Elon Musk advised a gathering of United States governors today that the rapid development of artificial intelligence poses dangers that require government oversight. Without such limits, he warned, such technology may well pose insurmountable challenges to human civilization. “On the artificial intelligence front, I have access to the very most cutting edge AI, and I think people should be really concerned about it,” he opined in a question-and-answer session with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. “I keep sounding the alarm bell but until people see like, robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react because it seems so ethereal.” “Normally the way regulations are set up is a while bunch of bad things happen, there’s a public outcry, and after many years a regulatory agency is set up to regulate that industry. It takes forever. That, in the past, has been bad but not something which represented a fundamental risk to the existence of civilization. AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.” Musk continued by presenting a scenario wherein a “deep intelligence” creates fake news and sends out fake press releases via false email accounts. Such activity, he warned, could…

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