AI more dangerous than mismanaged aircraft design; can destroy civilization, says Elon Musk

Musk has often warned against the threats posed by AI


Billionaire businessman Elon Musk, in a recent interview, claimed that artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to cause “civilization destruction.” His remarks come even as he is deeply invested in AI technology and is all set to come out with an AI platform, TruthGPT, "a maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe."

In an interview with Tucker Carlson of Fox News, Musk said, "AI is more dangerous than, say, mismanaged aircraft design or production maintenance or bad car production, in the sense that it is, it has the potential — however small one may regard that probability, but it is non-trivial — it has the potential of civilization destruction.”

Supporting government regulation of AI, he said it will be too late to come up with regulations once AI "may be in control."

Musk has often warned against the threats posed by AI.

Musk, a founding member of OpenAI that produced ChatGPT, said, “A regulatory agency needs to start with a group that initially seeks insight into AI, then solicits opinion from industry, and then has proposed rule-making.”

He said his TruthGPT is a “maximum truth-seeking AI” which “cares about understanding the universe,” and expressed hopes that this would have more good than harm.

According to him, TruthGPT might be the best path to safety as he believes that this is unlikely to annihilate humans.

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