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Elon Musk Raises Concerns About Artificial Intelligence

September 6, 2017 0 Comments

We’ve reported multiple times previously about Tesla Motors founder and CEO Elon Musk. In today’s story, Musk took to Twitter to talk about artificial intelligence.

Elon Musk has a history of expressing caution when it comes to artificial intelligence. With that background in mind, it should come as no surprise that Musk sent the following tweet on Labor Day: “China, Russia, soon all countries w strong computer science. Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 imo.” Musk followed up in Twitter replies by adding (speaking of AI starting WW3): “May be initiated not by the country leaders, but one of the AI’s, if it decides that a preemptive strike is most probable path to victory.”

No further explanation of the tweet or follow-ups was given from Musk’s account. In July of this year, Musk told a gathering of U.S. governors that AI is a “fundamental existential risk for human civilization and I don’t think people fully appreciate that.”

Some Tesla Motors vehicles equipped with autopilot are currently able to operate certain self-driving functions on the road. At the same time, Musk has expressed a great fear of computer-automated decision-making via artificial intelligence.

What is your take on the remarks by Musk and his warnings about AI?

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