Elon Musk warns that AI is human society’s biggest risk

The entrepreneur Elon Musk warns that AI is the human society’s biggest risk and urged high ranking US politicians to do something about it before it’s too late. He made his points while speaking at the National Governors Association summer meeting. Musk means that if the authorities does not provide proper regulation, the industry will become autonomous and could pose a threat to jobs and also the safety of the nation. As an example he mentioned that AI’s could start a war by doing fake news.

Musk warned that regulations are needed to prevent corporations from building their own AI’s to keep up with competition. “AI is a rare case where I think we need to be proactive in regulation instead of reactive. Because I think by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it’s too late,” he said.

“If your competitor is rushing to build AI and you don’t, it will crush you, ”  Elon Musk

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References: US News