What we need Elon Musk’s billion-dollar AI non-profit to do

We live in fear that evil, Terminator-like AIs will take over the world and kill us all, even though experts say we’re nowhere near that. But what we should really fear is that Agent Smith AIs will take over the banking industry and stop approving all loans to the socioeconomically disadvantaged. When Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, announced Friday his helping to fund Open AI, a new billion-dollar non-profit that will develop open-source artificial intelligence, he sounded the same old concerns about making sure AI doesn’t start killing people. “We’re going to be very focused on safety,” Musk told tech writer Steven Levy. “This is something that I am quite concerned about.” He’s right to be worried about safety. The Associated Press reported freak incidents of surgical robots…


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