‘Fundamental risk to civilization’: Elon Musk fears AI future (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: 16 Jul, 2017 11:43 Tesla founder Elon Musk believes artificial intelligence could prove to be one of the most destructive technological innovations for the human race, unless governments are “proactive” in regulation. Speaking at the National Governors Association in Rhode Island, Musk ominously suggested we could be facing a future in which intelligent machines actually destroy mankind. “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. They were harmful to a set of individuals in society of course, but they were not harmful to society as a whole,” Musk told Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval on Saturday. READ MORE: ‘Not good for America or world’: Musk abandons Trump advisory role after Paris deal withdrawal After earlier advising politicians that outdated laws need to be relaxed in order to facilitate innovation, Musk admitted that he favors government regulation when it comes to robot technology. “I think we should be really concerned about AI. AI is [the] rare case in which we have to be proactive in regulation instead of reactive,” he said. “By the time we are reactive, it’s too late. Normally the way…

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