Elon Musk Warns That Robots Might Kill Us All

Does he know something we don’t? Most Popular DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images By Sarah Rense Jul 17, 2017 Elon Musk is not terrified by the prospect of shooting people 750 m.p.h. across the dessert in an airless tube. He isn’t scared to cross bold new frontiers in space travel. He made a brave cameo appearance on The Big Bang Theory. But he is pretty shaken up by technological growth in artificial intelligence. “AI is the 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’ll be too late,” Musk said at a U.S. National Governors Association meeting this weekend. “AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.” Good!—could always use more of those. Related Story The Hyperloop Completed an IRL Test Run … Sort O Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Musk has long argued that artificial intelligence, the kind with some sort of learning conscious—think of sci-fi pop culture where a robot gets too smart for its own good, with Westworld and Terminator the shining examples—will become a danger before the government gets its shit together to figure out how…


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