Elon Musk doesn’t think we’re prepared to face humanity’s biggest threat: artificial intelligence

The subjugation of humanity by a race of super-smart, artificially intelligent beings is something that has been theorized by everyone from generations of moviemakers to New Zealand’s fourth-most-popular folk-parody duo. But the latest prophet of our cyber-fueled downfall must realize why people would be inclined to take his warnings with a grain of silicon. He is, after all, the same guy who’s asking us to turn over control of our cars — and our lives — to a bunch of algorithms. Elon Musk, who hopes that one day everyone will ride in a self-driving, electric-powered Tesla, told a group of governors Saturday that they needed to get on the ball and start regulating artificial intelligence, which he called a “fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.” No pressure. When pressed for better guidance, Musk said the government must get a better understanding of the latest achievements in artificial intelligence before it’s too late. “Once there is awareness, people will be extremely afraid, as they should be,” Musk said. “AI is a fundamental risk to the future 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…


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