1. Can robots ever rule over humans? This spooky Elon Musk quote is worth giving a look

Can robots ever rule over humans? This spooky Elon Musk quote is worth giving a look

Musk's comment spooked many techies.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 17, 2017 6:03 PM
elon musk, artificial intellegence, ai, elon musk statement on artificial intelligence, musk ai, elon musk artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence, elon musk robots, robots musk, elon musk statement on artificial intelligence To apply weight to his argument, Musk reminded that he is someone with access to very advanced artificial intelligence.(Reuters)

Spacex and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who is known for his contribution to the world of non-conventional technology, has something really important to say about artificial intelligence. In remarks that should really have spooked many techies, Musk, whose comments are often taken with much seriousness, described artificial intelligence as “the greatest risk we face as a civilization” and called for swift and decisive government intervention to oversee this technology’s development. To apply weight to his argument, Musk reminded that he is someone with access to very advanced artificial intelligence. “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,” Musk was quoted as saying by fortune.com. However, this is not the first time that Musk has cautioned about the risks of AI. But this time, his statements before the nation’s governors gained significance for their dire severity and his forceful call for government intervention. “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,” he said. He further argued that AI poses a severe risk to human civilisation and drew a contrast between AI and traditional targets for regulation. “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,” Musk said.

The Tesla CEO went on to suggest that Government regulators must intervene and ask companies to assure safety. “I’m against overregulation for sure,” Musk emphasized, “But man, I think we’ve got to get on that with AI, pronto.”  Musk made his comments while appearing before a meeting of the National Governor’s Association on Saturday.

 

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    Ken O'Neill
    Jul 18, 2017 at 5:31 am
    Reminiscent of the millennium bug at the turn of the century, years of scare mongering about a non-existent threat that made many many smart people very rich.
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