Elon Musk claims that people will be far & far surpassed in every way & # 39; via the computer
- Musk made the comments at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in China
- The billionaire debated the future of AI with Alibaba chairman Jack Ma
- Musk also says that his company Neuralink can one day help level the playing field
- It works on brain implants with which we can download data from computers
Elon Musk has warned that people are far & far outnumbered in every possible way & # 39; by computers.
The billionaire made the comments during the debate about Alibaba chairman Jack Ma at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, China.
& # 39; We will be far, far surpassed in every way. I guarantee it, & Musk said to Ma.
He also claimed that Neuralink, a company he founded in July 2016, could one day help people level the playing field with intelligent machines.
Neuralink works on connecting the human brain to machines by making small implants that people can use to download information from computers.
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Elon Musk has warned that people are far & far outnumbered in every possible way & # 39; by computers. The billionaire made the comments during the debate about Alibaba chairman Jack Ma at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, China (photo)
WHAT IS NEURALINK?
Elon Musk & # 39; s newest company, Neuralink, is working to connect the human brain to a machine interface by making micron-sized devices.
Neuralink was registered in July 2016 in California as a company for & # 39; medical research & # 39; and Musk plans to largely finance the company alone.
It will work on what Musk calls the & # 39; neural side & # 39; technology, implanting small brain electrodes that can one day upload and download thoughts.
He said that & # 39; neural laces & # 39; help people with severe brain injury in just four years.
And in eight to ten years, the Matrix-like technology will be available to everyone, he added.
& # 39; The biggest mistake I see artificial intelligence researchers making is assuming they are intelligent. They aren't, compared to AI, & Musk said
& # 39; Many of them cannot imagine something smarter than they are, but AI will be enormously smarter. Enormous & # 39;
Musk emphasized progress in AlphaGo, part of Google & # 39; s DeepMind project, in conquering the ancient Chinese board game Go as proof of the rapid progress of AI.
Go is favored by AI researchers because of the large number of results compared to other games such as Western chess, which already have mastered AI's.
& # 39; Your cell phone can literally crush the world chess champion, & # 39; Musk said to Ma, according to reports CNBC.
Ma disagreed and pointed out that a computer never made a person or even a mosquito.
& # 39; I have never in my life, especially in the last two years, when people talk about AI, people are controlled by machines, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I never think about that. It is impossible. & # 39;
Musk also claimed that Neuralink, a company he founded in July 2016, could one day help people level the playing field with intelligent machines by making small implants that allow people to download information from computers (stock image)
Musk has long been a critic of artificial intelligence and warns that if it falls into the wrong hands or gets too smart, it can destroy the world.
The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla has claimed that they pose a greater threat to humanity than a nuclear war.
In 2014, he said: & # 39; If I would guess what our biggest existential threat is, it's likely that. & # 39;
He has previously claimed that there is & # 39; a five to 10 percent chance of success & # 39; is to make AI safe. & # 39;
Musk launched Neuralink based in San Francisco in 2016 to develop implantable brain computer interfaces that could upload and download thoughts.
He also provides other applications for technology, including in the field of medicine.
One specific use would be to reduce memory loss or to cure spinal cord injuries by implanting electrodes in the motor cortex of the brain.
A TIMETABLE OF ELON MUSK'S COMMENTS ON AI
Musk is a long-standing, and very vocal, condemnator of AI technology and the precautions that people need to take
Elon Musk is one of the most prominent names and faces in the development of technologies.
The billionaire entrepreneur leads SpaceX, Tesla and the Boring company.
But while he is at the forefront of creating AI technologies, he is also keenly aware of the dangers.
Here is an extensive timeline of all Musk's premonitions, thoughts and warnings about AI so far.
August 2014 – & # 39; We must be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nuclear weapons. & # 39;
October 2014 – & # 39; I think we should be very careful with artificial intelligence. If I would guess what our biggest existential threat is, it's probably that. So we have to be very careful with artificial intelligence. & # 39;
October 2014 – & # 39; We call the demon with artificial intelligence. & # 39;
June 2016 – & # 39; The benign situation with ultra-intelligent AI is that we would be so far in intelligence that we would be like a pet or a domestic cat. & # 39;
July 2017 – & # 39; I think AI is something that is risky at the level of civilization, not just at the individual risk level, and that's why it really requires a lot of security research. & # 39;
July 2017 – & # 39; I am exposed to the very latest AI and I think people should really worry about that. & # 39;
July 2017 – & # 39; I keep sounding the alarm, but until people see how robots take to the streets and kill people, they don't know how to react because it seems so ethereal. & # 39;
August 2017 – & # 39; If you are not worried about AI security, you should. Much more risk than North Korea. & # 39;
November 2017 – & # 39; Maybe there is a 5 to 10 percent chance of success (to make AI safe). & # 39;
March 2018 – & # 39; AI is much more dangerous than nuclear weapons. So why don't we have regulatory supervision? & # 39;
April 2018 – & # 39; (AI is) a very important topic. It will affect our lives in ways that we cannot even imagine. & # 39;
April 2018 – & # 39; (We could create) an immortal dictator from which we would never escape. & # 39;
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