Elon Musk just told a group of America’s governors that we need to regulate AI before it’s too late

Elon Musk just told a group of America’s governors that we need to regulate AI before it’s too late

By | July 16th, 2017
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Elon Musk doesn’t scare easily — he wants to send people to Mars and

believes that all cars will be driving themselves in the next 10 years.

He’s excited about it!


														
							

He’s been warning people about AI for years, and today called it the “biggest risk we face as a civilization” when he spoke at the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Rhode Island.

Musk then called on the government to proactively regulate artificial intelligence before things advance too far.

“Until people see robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react because it seems so ethereal,” he said. “AI is a rare case where I think we need to be proactive in regulation instead of reactive. Because I think by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it’s too late.”

“Normally the way regulations are set up is a while bunch of bad things happen, there’s a public outcry, and after many years a regulatory agency is set up to regulate that industry,” he continued. “It takes forever. That, in the past, has been bad but not something which represented a fundamental risk to the existence of civilization. AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.”

Musk has been concerned about AI for years, and he’s working on technology that would connect the human brain to the computer software meant to mimic it.

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Nisheeth Bhakuni