- Putin named Elon Musk in his two-hour interview with Tucker Carlson
- He praised Tesla’s “smart” boss, who, according to him, “will do what he thinks is best”
- But he warned about the need for international regulation around AI.
Vladimir Putin said there is “nothing stopping” Elon Musk as he gushed about the “smart” Tesla boss.
The Russian leader praised him during a meeting with Tucker Carlson that was published Thursday night.
Carlson asked Putin if there was an “AI empire” on the horizon, which diverted the conversation to Musk, whose company Neuralink has reportedly implanted a microchip in a human brain.
“I think there is nothing that can stop Elon Musk. He will do what he sees fit,” Putin told Carlson.
‘However, you will have to find something in common with him. Look for ways to persuade him. I think he is an intelligent person. I really think he is.
Vladimir Putin said “there is nothing that can stop” Elon Musk in an interview with Tucker Carlson published Wednesday.
The Russian president praised Musk, calling him an “intelligent person” who “will do what he thinks is best.”
His comments came as Carlson pressed him on his views on the development of AI, a sector Musk is pushing to advance.
“Therefore, it will be necessary to reach an agreement with him because this process must be formalized and subject to certain rules.”
Putin’s comments came after warning that humanity “is currently facing many threats because of genetic researchers.”
‘Now it is possible to create this superhuman. A specialized human being,” Putin added.
‘A genetically modified athlete, scientist and military man. There are reports that Elon Musk has already had the chip implanted in the human brain in the United States.’
He compared the development of AI to the threat of nuclear weapons or the development of gunpowder.
“Today it is impossible to stop research in genetics or artificial intelligence, just as it was impossible to stop the use of gunpowder in the past,” Putin said.
“But as soon as we realize that the threat comes from the unbridled and uncontrolled development of AI or genetics or any other field, the time will come to reach an international agreement on how to regulate these things.”
Musk indicated he was tuning into the historic interview, but did not respond directly when the politician mentioned the name.
Elsewhere in the interview, Putin spoke favorably about his relationships with former presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump.
Putin warned that humanity “is currently facing many threats due to genetic researchers”
Musk had indicated that he was tuning into the interview, but had not responded directly to Putin’s appointment.
Of Bush, he said: “I know in America he was portrayed as kind of a country boy who doesn’t understand much.” I assure you that this is not the case.
‘In general, on a personal human level, I had a very good relationship with him. He was no worse than any other American, Russian or European politician. I assure you that he understood what he did as well as anyone else.
He also characterized his relationship with Trump as “personal.”
But his comments about Biden were less enthusiastic as he revealed that he had not spoken to the president since February 2022.
He also appeared to mock Biden’s continued financial support for Ukraine. The United States has sent about $75 billion to the war-torn nation.
“If you really want to stop fighting, you have to stop supplying weapons,” Putin said. It will be over in a few weeks. That’s all. And then we can agree on some terms before you do that, stop,” he said.
The two-hour interview was posted on Carlson’s website, the Tucker Carlson Network, shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday.
The interview features a series of explosive claims, including that Russia continues to develop hypersonic missiles “superior to all others” and that Bill Clinton offered Russia a place in NATO but was rejected by his staff.