Artificial intelligence is a greater threat to humanity than war with a nuclear-armed North Korea. China is the North’s biggest economic partner and source of aid, but says it alone can’t compel Pyongyang to end its nuclear and missile programs.
Musk-a fierce and long time critic of A.I. who once likened it to “summoning the demon” in a horror movie-said in a Twitter post that people should be concerned about the rise of the machines than they are.
State-run China Central Television quoted Xi as telling Trump the “relevant parties must maintain restraint and avoid words and deeds that would exacerbate the tension on the Korean Peninsula”.
Musk tweeted, “Nobody likes being regulated, but everything (cars, planes, food, drugs, etc) that’s a danger to the public is regulated. Vastly more risk than North Korea”, Musk tweeted after his $US1 billion startup, OpenAI, made a surprise appearance at a $US24 million video game tournament Friday night, beating the world’s best players in the video game, “Dota 2”.
He accompanied these posts on Twitter with a poster of a anxious woman saying, “In the end, the machines will win”.
Elon Musk seems kind of nervous about the future of artificial intelligence – but not enough to stop developing it.