Tesla’s Elon Musk Warns US Governors: Regulate Artificial Intelligence Before ‘It’s Too Late’

Artificial intelligence is a growing field for tech companies, but among futurists and other tech industry figures, the potential unintended consequences of AI are an equally growing concern. Count Elon Musk among those worried about AI’s possible effects. At the National Governors Association’s 2017 meeting, Musk warned about the disruptive effects in robotics and other fields, cautioning that people “should be really concerned about AI.” Read: Artificial Intelligence Will Turn Against Us, Says John McAfee “Until people see robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react because it seems so ethereal,” Musk said. “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.” Musk also expressed support for ways to proactively regulate the AI industry. “The way regulations are set up is that a whole bunch of bad things happen, there’s a public outcry, and after many years a regulatory agency is set up to regulate that industry,” Musk said. “It takes forever. That, in the past, has been bad but not something which represented a fundamental risk to the existence of civilization. AI…


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