Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has ‘great power’ for ‘evil’, Elon Musk warns US government

Elon Musk has issued a stark warning to the US government following a meeting with one of the Senate’s top political leaders today.

The Twitter and Tesla CEO was filmed leaving the Senate telling reporters he had just met Senator Chuck Schumer to talk about ‘AI and the economy’.

In a tweet, Musk confirmed that he was discussing the regulation of AI with Mr Schumer, who is leading efforts to introduce national rules on artificial intelligence.

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He said: “Met with [Senator Schumer] and many members of Congress about artificial intelligence regulation today.”

Chuck Schumer said he has drafted a ‘framework’ that would ‘prevent potentially catastrophic damage’ from AI(Image: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock)

Musk continued: “That which affects safety of the public has, over time, become regulated to ensure that companies do not cut corners.

“AI has great power to good and evil. Better the former.”


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