19-02-2020 5:40 am Published by Nederland.ai Leave your thoughts

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to see all artificial intelligence better arranged, even in his own company, he tweeted Monday (via TechCrunch). He made the comment in response to a piece on OpenAI from MIT Technology Review, which claimed that the AI organization, co-founded by Musk, has shifted from its mission of developing and distributing AI securely and fairly in a mysterious company obsessed with image and driven to constantly raise more money.

Musk has a history of expressing serious concern about the negative potential of AI. He tweeted in 2014 that it could be “more dangerous than atomic bombs” and told an audience at a MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics symposium that year that AI was “our greatest existential threat,” and that humanity should be extremely careful:

With artificial intelligence we summon the demon. In all those stories where the man with the pentagram and the holy water is, it is as if he can certainly control the demon. It did not work.

Musk has also suggested the idea of some kind of governmental supervision of AI for some time. He told Recode's Kara Swisher in 2018 – the same year he stepped out of OpenAI to avoid conflicts with the machine learning technology used in Tesla's autonomous vehicles – that “we should have a government commission that starts with insight, gaining insight “. It takes a year or two to gain insight into AI or other technologies that might be dangerous, but especially AI. The committee would then come up with regulations to ensure the safest use of AI, he said.

Musk then added that he did not think that such a committee would actually happen.

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