Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been voicing his concerns about Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Twitter and recently said that people should be more concerned about the upcoming technology threat than the risk posed by escalating tensions between U.S. and North Korea.
“If you’re not concerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea,” Musk tweeted on Friday.
Musk was talking in reference to his non-profit start-up, OpenAi, which managed to defeat several of the world’s best video game players. Musk had called for the regulation of AI in the past and tweeted saying “by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it’s too late.”
OpenAI first ever to defeat world’s best players in competitive eSports. Vastly more complex than traditional board games like chess & Go.
Nobody likes being regulated, but everything (cars, planes, food, drugs, etc) that’s a danger to the public is regulated. Artificial Intelligence should be too.
He continued to say that the heightened tensions between North Korea and the U.S. are not as dangerous as compared to threats AI can pose in the future. The communist regime has continued to test and expand their nuclear program and repeatedly threatened the United States with attacks. North Korea revealed earlier this week that the country can now fit nuclear warheads on missiles.
A Facebook research team had to recently shut down an AI system which went out of control as the two bots invented their own language to communicate with each other. Facebook was forced to shut down the system as the research team could not decipher the communications and could not control the two bots’ interaction.