Elon Musk warns that AI such as the type used in the Tesla autopilot must be regulated by international law
Elon Musk warns that AI like the type made by Tesla must be governed by international laws
- Elon Musk tweeted that companies that develop AI such as Tesla should be regulated
- The tweet was sent in response to a report about the OpenAI company
- Musk left his position at OpenAI in 2018 due to conflicts of interest
Ees Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, says that AI like the ones that make its companies should be better regulated.
Musk’s opinion about the dangers of unimpeded growth of AI was prompted by a report published in MIT Technology Review on the changing corporate culture at OpenAI, a technology company that helps develop new AI.
Elon Musk used to tilt the company, but left because of conflicts of interest.
The report claims that OpenAI has shifted from its goal of fairly distributing AI technology to a more mysterious, finance-based company.
“OpenAI must be more open imo,” he tweeted. “All organizations that develop advanced AI must be regulated, including Tesla.”
In the past, Musk has compared artificial intelligence to “summoning the demon,” and has even warned that technology could one day be more harmful than nuclear weapons.
During the AeroAstro Centennial Symposium of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2014, Musk described artificial intelligence as our “greatest existential threat.”
“I think we should be very careful with artificial intelligence. If I had to guess what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that. So we have to be very careful with artificial intelligence.
“I am more and more inclined to think that there should be regulatory oversight, perhaps at national and international level, just to make sure we don’t do something very stupid.”
He went further by comparing the act of making an AI with a horror movie.
“With artificial intelligence we summon the demon. You know those stories where the man with the pentagram and the holy water is, and … he knows for sure that he can control the demon? Does’nt work. “
Musk is not the only high-profile CEO who argues for regulation of AI and adjacent technologies.
Last month, Alphabet CEO, Sundar Pichai, called for international cooperation in regulating AI technology to ensure that it “benefits.”
Elon Musk (photo) has warned about the dangers of developing AI in the past and says it looks like ‘calling the demon’
Sundar Pichai said that while regulation by individual governments and existing rules such as GDPR can provide a “strong basis” for regulating AI, a more coordinated international effort is “crucial” for global standards to work.
The CEO said that history is full of examples of how “technology’s virtues are not guaranteed” and that technological innovations have side effects.
“Companies like ours cannot just build promising new technology and let the market forces decide how it will be used,” he wrote in the Financial Times.
“It is just as important for us to ensure that technology is used for good and is available to everyone.
“Now there is no doubt that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated. It is too important not to do that. The only question is how to approach it. “