At governors’ conference, Elon Musk talks of autonomous car future, warns of rogue robots

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — Tesla CEO Elon Musk elicited a bit of wonder when he described a world 20 years from now where electric autonomous cars are the norm and owning a fuel-powered self-driving car is like owning a horse. But his on-stage interview with Gov. Brian Sandoval at the National Governors Association meeting on Friday took a foreboding turn when Sandoval asked whether people should fear robots taking their jobs. What Musk worries about more is robots taking their lives. “Until people see robots going down the street and killing people, they don’t know how to react. It seems really ethereal,” he said. “I think we should be really concerned about AI [artificial intelligence] … AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of civilization.” Musk appeared at the governors’ semiannual meeting in Providence, RI at the invitation of Sandoval, who was voted in as chairman of the association on Friday. Sandoval’s focus for the year will be “Ahead of the Curve” — an initiative encouraging state leaders to become “innovation governors” and lead on renewable energy and transportation issues. To cement the theme, former chair and Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe passed the gavel to Sandoval via drone delivery. Sandoval,…


Link to Full Article: At governors’ conference, Elon Musk talks of autonomous car future, warns of rogue robots

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Join Our Newsletter

Sign up to our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates about homeAI.info and the Informed.AI Network of AI related websites which includes Events.AI, Neurons.AI, Awards.AI, and Vocation.AI

You have Successfully Subscribed!