Artificial intelligence has come a long way from when it first started. For example Google is now able to predict the type of searches we want to make even before we finish typing it. We have voice assistants that are able to understand questions and reply appropriately, and all of this is great because it does lend a certain amount of convenience to day-to-day proceedings.
That being said, what does this mean for the future? Could it be possible that we might face a Terminator-like future where the robots have taken over the world? Well apparently that is one of the worries of Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, who expressed concern on where our research about artificial intelligence is being headed.
Speaking to Kelly Evans at CNBC, Musk revealed that he has invested in AI companies in the past, but it wasn’t so much to reap the rewards, but more to keep an eye on what’s happening in the industry. “It’s really, I like to just keep an eye on what’s going on with artificial intelligence. I think there is a potential dangerous outcome there.”
While his statements about Terminator felt more like an analogy rather than a prediction of doom, he did seem pretty serious when he mentioned that we should be careful when traveling down this road. “There are some scary outcomes. And we should try to make sure the outcomes are good, not bad.” What do you guys think?