Musk: Government needs to regulate artificial intelligence

Tesla CEO Elon Musk talks about the development of the worlds biggest lithium-ion battery in Adelaide, Australia, Friday, July 7, 2017. Tesla will partner with French renewable energy company Neoen to build the 100-megawatt battery farm in South Australia state. (Photo: Ben Macmahon, AP) Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the government should consider regulations for artificial intelligence because it poses “a fundamental existential risk for human civilization.” Musk made the comments over the weekend during the National Governors Association’s summer meeting in Providence, R.I. Musk says AI is the “scariest problem” because of its potential to harm humans beyond just disrupting the job market. Musk wants the government to set regulations in place to root out threats early. “AI is a rare case where I think we need to be proactive in regulation than reactive,” said Musk. “By the time we’re reactive in AI regulation, it’s too late.” AI’s more immediate impact will likely be economic, as robots continue to gain traction among companies.  “There will certainly be a lot of job disruption because what’s going to happen is robots will be able to do everything better than us,” he said. This is not the first time…

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