Elon Musk Warned AI Can Lead To World War III

Elon Musk Warned AI Can Lead To World War III

Elon Musk, the entrepreneur who cofounded PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX, has opinionated that artificial intelligence (AI) poses a threat to humanity.

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Elon Musk, the entrepreneur who cofounded PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX, has opinionated that artificial intelligence (AI) poses a threat to humanity.

Musk commented on the topic following Russian President Vladimir Putin`s statement, according to Buiness Insider`s report.

Artificial intelligence is the future not only of Russia but of all of mankind.”, the Russian President said, while speaking to students during a national “open lesson” from the city of Yaroslavl, northeast of Moscow.

“There are huge opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to foresee today.”, as he added as quoted by CNN (cnn.com).

“Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”, as the president reportedly said.

Musk who has repeatedly warned about AI`s power and the possibility of it leading to a war, tweeted:

“China, Russia, soon all countries w(ith) strong computer science. Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 imo.”

At the moment, AI research is not entirely developed. Even the smartest AI machines are still not able to perform more than one task and they have limited use, as Business Insider wrote.

Google DeepMind`s CEO Demis Hassabis said at The Future of Life`s Beneficial AI conference in January that he wants superintelligence to be created, as Business Insider wrote in an article.

“By a “superintelligence” we mean an intellect that is much smarter than the best human brains in practically every field, including scientific creativity, general wisdom and social skills.”, as the Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom defined the term in his research.

Recently, Musk launched Neuralink, a start-up building devices to connect the human brain with computers.

“I was trying to really sound the alarm on the AI front for quite a while, but it was clearly having no impact.”, he said in an interview as quoted by CNN.

“So I was like, ‘Oh fine, okay, then we’ll have to try to help develop it in a way that’s good.’”, as he commented as quoted by the article.

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