Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has expressed his concerns and it seems that he’s not alone. Bill Gates recently expressed his own concerns and agreed with Musk. This was revealed during a Reddit AMA that he did earlier today in which Gates stated that he agreed with Musk and was wondering why there wasn’t more concern about such a possibility.
According to Gates, “I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence. First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don’t understand why some people are not concerned.”
That being said, Microsoft’s director of research Eric Horvitz seemed to disagree and called such an idea science fiction. “AI doomsday scenarios belong more in the realm of science fiction than science fact.” Regardless of which camp you’re in, Musk has recently donated $10 million towards research that would make AI “beneficial” for humans, which we can only assume means they won’t become machine gun-wielding robots bent on wiping out humanity.