Elon Musk warns of AI’s risks, calls for regulation now

 Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives.He’s worried about the robot takeover. Drew Angerer / Getty Images He uses it. He needs it. But he’s afraid of it.That might be a reasonable conclusion from Elon Musk’s words, spoken on Saturday to a meeting of the National Governors Association, on the subject of artificial intelligence. (His comments on AI start around the 48-minute mark.)”I have access to the very most cutting edge AI, and I think people should be really concerned about it,” the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said, He described it as “the biggest risk we face as a civilization.” Oddly for someone who drifts toward a libertarian bent, Musk suggested that the best remedy was regulation. Proactive regulation.”AI is a rare case where I think we need to be proactive in regulation instead of reactive. Because I think by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it’s too late,” he said.We can’t wait for bad things to happen, he said, as usually happens before regulations come into being.He added: “AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization, in a way that car accidents, airplane crashes, faulty drugs,…


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