Entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk whose Tesla is planning to design a self-driving version of the green-car leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques gave a warning to attendees at the National Governors Association Summer Meeting on Saturday.
At a gathering of US governors this weekend he emphasized he stressed on the need for governments need to start regulating AI now.
Check out Elon Musk’s interview in full below (his remarks on AI starting at around 48 minutes)
Musk emphasized the need for governance and regulation:
“AI is a rare case where we need to be proactive about regulation instead of reactive. Because I think by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it’s too late.” He added that what he sees as the current model of regulation, in which governments step in only after “a whole bunch of bad things happen,” is inadequate for AI because the technology represents “a fundamental risk to the existence of civilization.”
AI figures on top of our list of 25 emerging technologies (link). A link to selected articles on the topic:
- Artificial intelligence can make America’s public sector great again – reCode
- Elon Musk just told a group of America’s governors that we need to regulate AI before it’s too late – TheVerge
- Elon Musk: regulate AI to combat ‘existential threat’ before it’s too late – The Guardian
- Elon Musk Says Artificial Intelligence Is the ‘Greatest Risk We Face as a Civilization’ – Fortune
- Musk: AI is an ‘existential risk to human civilisation’