Speaking at the South by Southwest tech conference in Austin, Texas, Elon Musk warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence, saying that it is “more dangerous than nuclear warheads”, writes CNBC.
Musk thinks that there should be a regulatory body overseeing the development of super intelligence, arguing that he is on the cutting edge in AI and that it is truly scary: “It is capable of vastly more than almost anyone knows and the rate of improvement is exponential.”
“We have to figure out some way to ensure that the advent of digital super intelligence is one which is symbiotic with humanity. I think that is the single biggest existential crisis that we face and the most pressing one,” Musk added.
This was not the first time that Musk issued warnings about artificial intelligence – he had called for the creation of a regulatory oversight last year as well, claiming that “AI is a rare case where I think we need to be proactive in regulation than be reactive.”