I guess this article sort of twigged my interest because I think it’s unusual to see a “tech guy” like Elon Musk casting doubts about the efficacy of new tech.
In this case he is warning — in strong terms — against the rise and rise of artificial intelligence:
Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, has warned of the danger of artificial intelligence, saying that it is the biggest existential threat facing humanity.
…Musk was asked if AI was anywhere close to being a reality and he replied that he thought we were already at the stage where there should be some regulatory oversight.
“I’m increasingly inclined to think there should be some regulatory oversight maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish,” he said.
Maybe this throws a light on the release of his latest car, the Tesla D, one which has auto-drive features, but which remains, essentially, a human-controlled vehicle?
Anyway, here’s the relevant bit from the interview: