Elon Musk Just Called AI the ‘Greatest Risk We Face as a Civilization’

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has been a longtime proponent of artificial intelligence, saying it has applications that far exceed his autonomous car projects. But he’s also issued numerous warnings, stating that it must be handled safely and responsibly. Now he’s heralding it as a humankind’s great destructor. Speaking Saturday at the National Governors Association in Rhode Island, Musk told the crowd A.I. is a “fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.” Urging the gathering to implement effective governmental regulation to ensure public safety. “Right now the government doesn’t even have insight,” Musk said. “Once there is awareness people will be extremely afraid, as they should be.”  Tesla isn’t the only automaker to have made significant advancements in the technology. Ford Motor Co. has spent a fortune on it’s own A.I. development, via the purchase of A.I. startups, and other automakers have begun doing the same. It’s quickly becoming a race to see who can design the most complex and comprehensive system. “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 told the audience. “You kind of need the regulators to do that for all the…

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