Elon Musk Says Deep AI, Not Automation, Poses the Real Risk for Humanity
Musk, along with others, is aiming to protect us humans against the rise of deep AI.
Deep AI Vs. Automation
In an apparent attempt at a joke, a Twitter user sent a Business Insider tweet featuring a driverless Tesla car to Elon Musk, asking him to confirm that the development in “humanless automation” would not result in a “robotic apocalypse.” Musk replied via tweet, reaffirming his oft-repeated position that it is not automation per se, but deep AI, that poses more of an “apocalyptic” risk to humanity:
Disruption certainly. Deep AI is the real risk, though, not automation.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 9, 2017
Disruption may cause us discomfort, but it’s not a threat in and of itself. However, Musk and others do see the potential for deep AI to be world-shattering, at least for humans.
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