Elon Musk: regulate AI to combat ‘existential threat’ before it’s too late

Elon Musk Tesla and SpaceX CEO says AI represents a ‘fundamental risk to human civilisation’ and that waiting for something bad to happen is not an option Elon Musk urges for proactive regulation of AI to help prevent the risk of the ‘existential threat’ Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters Elon Musk Elon Musk: regulate AI to combat ‘existential threat’ before it’s too late Tesla and SpaceX CEO says AI represents a ‘fundamental risk to human civilisation’ and that waiting for something bad to happen is not an option Tesla and Space X chief executive Elon Musk has pushed again for the proactive regulation of artificial intelligence because “by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it’s too late”. Speaking at the US National Governors Association summer meeting in Providence Rhode Island, Musk said: “Normally the way regulations are set up is when a bunch of bad things happen, there’s a public outcry, and after many years a regulatory agency is set up to regulate that industry. “It takes forever. That, in the past, has been bad but not something which represented a fundamental risk to the existence of civilisation.” Musk has previously stated that AI is one of the most pressing…


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