Elon Musk Makes Self-Driving Machines — Yet Fears A Possible Robot Takeover

Musk’s plan to produce what amounts to a self-perpetuating technology appears to run counter to his campaign against artificial intelligence. He used his wealth and cache as a leading figure in technological innovations, for instance, to fund a nonprofit company called Open AI, which seeks to create artificial intelligence that will not eliminate humanity. “Our goal is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return,” Open AI stated on its website. The driving force behind Tesla and SolarCity was one of a number of technologists and scientists like physicist Stephen Hawking to launch a $1 billion pledge last year to make robots that won’t hurt people. Neither Musk nor Hawking have explained the…


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