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9 of the most jaw-dropping things Elon Musk said about robots and AI in 2017

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Global competition to be the country with the most sophisticated AI will be the cause of the next world war, Musk predicts. His comment was responding to a story about Russian president Vladimir Putin predicting the country winning in artificial intelligence "will be the ruler of the world." Musk posted the warning with a photo of a poster that read "in the end, the machines will win." "I have exposure to the most cutting edge AI, and I think people should be really concerned by it," Musk said at the National Governors Association. "AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization in a way that car accidents, airplane crashes, faulty drugs or bad food were not -- they were harmful to a set of individuals within society, of course, but they were not harmful to society as a whole."


Elon Musk says we only have 10% chance of making AI safe

Daily Mail

Elon Musk has been very vocal about his concerns over artificial intelligence, and now the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has quantified his worries. In a recent talk, Musk claimed that efforts to make AI safe only have'a five to 10 per cent chance of success.' The warning comes shortly after Musk claimed that regulation of artificial intelligence was drastically needed because it's a'fundamental risk to the existence of human civilisation.' Elon Musk has been very vocal about his concerns over artificial intelligence, and now the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has quantified his worries. In a recent talk, Musk claimed that efforts to make AI safe only have'a five to 10 per cent chance of success' Elon Musk's latest company Neuralink is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices.


Saudi Arabia, which denies women equal rights, makes a robot a citizen

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Until recently, the most famous thing that Sophia the robot had ever done was beat Jimmy Fallon a little too easily in a nationally televised game of rock-paper-scissors. But now, the advanced artificial intelligence robot -- which looks like Audrey Hepburn, mimics human expressions and may be the grandmother of robots that solve the world's most complex problems -- has a new feather in her cap: The kingdom of Saudi Arabia officially granted citizenship to the humanoid robot last week during a program at the Future Investment Initiative, a summit that links deep-pocketed Saudis with inventors hoping to shape the future. Sophia's recognition made international headlines -- and sparked an outcry against a country with a shoddy human rights record that has been accused of making women second-class citizens. "Thank you to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," the country's newest citizen said. "It is historic to be the first robot in the world granted citizenship."


Saudi Arabia, which denies women equal rights, makes a robot a citizen TheRecord.com

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Sophia was asked the "AI nightmare" question, which she gets a lot: whether she believes artificial intelligence like herself will one day stop solving the problems of humans and instead decide to solve the human problem. "My AI is designed around human values such as wisdom, kindness and compassion," she said. "I strive to be an empathetic robot. I want to use my artificial intelligence to help humans live a better life. I will do my best to make the world a better place."


Elon Musk just told a group of America's governors that we need to regulate AI before it's too late

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But there is something that really scares Musk: Artificial Intelligence, and the idea of software and machines taking over their human creators. He's been warning people about AI for years, and today called it the "biggest risk we face as a civilization" when he spoke at the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Rhode Island. Musk then called on the government to proactively regulate artificial intelligence before things advance too far. AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization."


Elon Musk: Unregulated AI Could Be The "Biggest Risk We Face as a Civilization"

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That, in the past, has been bad but not something which represented a fundamental risk to the existence of civilization. AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization." If successful, this would ensure humanity's survival by giving us a potential second home in case AI takes over the Earth. Because I think by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it's too late."


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Tesla and Space X chief executive Elon Musk has pushed again for the proactive regulation of artificial intelligence because "by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it's too late". Because I think by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it'll be too late," Musk told the meeting. "AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilisation." While Musk has repeatedly shared his worries over AI and its development that is seen as inevitable in some regard, words appeared to hit home with multiple governors of the 32 taking part in the meeting, with follow-up questions looking for suggestions for how to go about regulating AI's development.


Tesla's Elon Musk Warns US Governors: Regulate Artificial Intelligence Before 'It's Too Late'

International Business Times

Artificial intelligence is a growing field for tech companies, but among futurists and other tech industry figures, the potential unintended consequences of AI are an equally growing concern. Musk also expressed support for ways to proactively regulate the AI industry. AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization." These concerns come amid a major upswing in AI investment and research among tech companies.


Elon Musk Warns 'Greatest Risk' To Civilization Is Artificial Intelligence

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk advised a gathering of United States governors today that the rapid development of artificial intelligence poses dangers that require government oversight. That, in the past, has been bad but not something which represented a fundamental risk to the existence of civilization. AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization." Musk continued by presenting a scenario wherein a "deep intelligence" creates fake news and sends out fake press releases via false email accounts.


Elon Musk Warns 'Greatest Risk' To Civilization Is Artificial Intelligence

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk advised a gathering of United States governors today that the rapid development of artificial intelligence poses dangers that require government oversight. That, in the past, has been bad but not something which represented a fundamental risk to the existence of civilization. AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization." Musk continued by presenting a scenario wherein a "deep intelligence" creates fake news and sends out fake press releases via false email accounts.