Why Elon Musk Sees Artificial Intelligence To Be The Biggest Risk To Society

Elon Musk, the visionary behind Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA), is in the vanguard of the autonomous technology space. But he doesn’t believe in unrestrained progress toward artificial intelligence. “AI’s a rare case where we need to be proactive in regulation, instead of reactive, because by the time we are reactive with AI regulation, it’s too late,” Musk told state leaders at the National Governors Association meeting over the weekend. His justification: “AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization, in a way that car accidents, airplane crashes, faulty drugs, or bad food were not.” Despite Musk’s professional reliance on AI, he openly advocated for and explicitly advised politicians to enact broad regulations checking AI development, because businesses looking to remain competitive can’t possibly check themselves. “That’s where you need the regulators to come in and say, ‘Hey guys, you all need to just pause and make sure this is safe,’” Musk said. “You kind of need the regulators to do that for all the teams in the game. Otherwise the shareholders will be saying, why aren’t you developing AI faster? Because your competitor is.” What’s The Problem? Companies will be pressured to forgo mindful adoption of advancements…

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