Creator of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk has some more news for us. This time it isn’t good. Elon Musk predicts that AI (artificial intelligence) may be our ‘biggest existential threat’.
It’s fair to say he may be the leader behind super-intelligent computers that would help improve everything from space travel to electric cars, but when Elon Musk speaks we must listen. He claims that artificial intelligence is compared to ‘summoning the demon’.
Musk warns and believes the technology we create could someday be more harmful than nuclear weapons.
Speaking at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AeroAstro Centennial Symposium last week, Musk described artificial intelligence as our ‘biggest existential threat’.
He said: ‘I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I had to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that. So we need to be very careful with artificial intelligence.
Get this, Musk has previously claimed that a horrific ‘Terminator-like’ scenario could be created from research into artificial intelligence. Growing up we all thought it’d be cool to have pet robot to do all our dirty work….not unless they take over and we become the pet.