Elon Musk’s Call for Artificial Intelligence Rules Faces Trump Realities

What could save humanity from the existential threat of killer robot domination? Government regulation, says Elon Musk. At a July 15 conference of U.S. governors, Musk painted a dark vision of how artificial intelligence or AI, an umbrella term for emerging technologies that involve human-like learning and reasoning skills, will soon threaten every human job and possibly instigate wars. “AI’s a rare case where we need to be proactive in regulation instead of reactive,” the co-founder and CEO of Tesla Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, said at the National Governors Association event.  Artificial intelligence is already integrated in platforms like Alphabet Inc. Google’s web search and digital personal assistances like Amazon.com Inc.’s Echo. The technology is set to weave itself further into everyday uses in the coming years with its applications in autonomous vehicles, law firms and healthcare. Regulators need to slow this process down with industry-wide moratoriums on AI development to make sure it’s safe, Musk told governors. The first order of business is to set up a new regulatory agency to study the status of AI development, then put regulations in place to ensure public safety, he said. Still, setting up a new federal agency…

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