Elon Musk: North Korea’s ‘less threat’ than AI

Elon Musk says Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a greater threat than North Korea.

The CEO at Tesla suggested that emerging technology poses more of a global threat than a nuclear conflagration with North Korea, whilst warning about AI.

Musk wrote on Twitter: “People should be more concerned about the rise of the machines than they are” and “in the end, the machines will win.”

Musk is also the founder of OpenAI, a non-profit that promotes the “safe development” of AI.

According to Money Control: “His stance puts him at odds with much of the tech industry, but echoes remarks of prominent voices like Stephen Hawking — who has also issued dire warnings about machine learning.”

“Ironically enough, it was OpenAI’s own technology that managed to beat two professional eSports players at a major tournament, after only two weeks of practice. The Dota 2 contest is known to be extremely complex, pitting two teams against one another in a virtual battle arena.”

Written by Leah Alger