Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk is known for his views on artificial intelligence. He’s all for regulating the emerging technology as he views it as a risk to the world. While others in the tech world like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg disagree with him, Musk holds on to his views about AI firmly. He’s sounding the bells once again, saying that he believes AI to be a bigger threat to the world than North Korea.
If you’ve watched the news at any point over the past weeks, you’ll be aware that tensions with North Korea are rising again. The most isolated country in the world is believed to possess nuclear weapons and the display of verbal aggression isn’t helping matters.
Musk has repeatedly called on people to be concerned about the rise of the machines. In a post on Twitter, he says that people who are not concerned about AI safety should be concerned about it. “Vastly more risk than North Korea,” he adds.
He’s all for the “safe” development of AI, though, as he backs OpenAI which is a nonprofit that promotes such development. He’s not the only influential personality highlighting the potential risk posed by artificial intelligence. Stephen Hawking has issued stern warnings about the technology as well.
If you're not concerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea. pic.twitter.com/2z0tiid0lc
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 12, 2017