Tesla and Space X CEO, Elon Musk, recently gave an interview with MIT, and he talked about a number of things, one of those is AI, which he compared to ‘summoning the demon’.
Musk has been critical of artificial intelligence in the past, and in his latest interview, he talks about how it needs to be regulated , you can see what he had to say below.
“I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence,” said Musk, the expression on his face suddenly turning very serious. “If I were to guess like what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that. So we need to be very careful with the artificial intelligence. There should be some regulatory oversight maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish.”
“With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon
With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon,” said Musk. “In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like, ‘Yeah, he’s sure he can control the demon.’ Doesn’t work out.”
Musk used the metaphor of ‘summoning the demon’ to get his point across that we need to be careful with AI, a number of companies are working on AI, like Google and others, Musk obviously thinks that these companies should be regulated when it comes to AI.