Elon Musk claims robots could kill us all in FIVE YEARS in his latest internet post… then deletes it shortly after
- SpaceX and Tesla CEO has again warned of the dangers of AI robots
- In a comment he said he feared something 'dangerous happening'
- Musk says the rise of AI will be exponential and could spell disaster
- He cites a London-based company called Deepmind as an example of how rapidly artificial intelligence is improving
- Musk made the comment on futurology website Edge but then deleted it
- It follows numerous other such comments from the entrepreneur recently
He may run some of the world's leading technology companies such as SpaceX and Tesla Motors, but in recent months Elon Musk has become increasingly wary of the growth of technology.
In particular, he has repeatedly expressed his concern at the rise in artificial intelligence, and he thinks it could pose a serious threat to the future of humanity.
In his latest comment he fears that the risk of ‘something seriously dangerous happening’ could be in as few as five years.
SpaceX and Tesla CEO has again warned of the dangers of AI robots. In a comment he said he feared something 'dangerous happening'. Musk (pictured) says the rise of AI will be exponential could spell disaster. He cites a London-based company called Deepmind as an example of how rapidly AI is improving
Although he doesn’t go into detail, he alludes to ‘digital superintelligences’ and internet bots as being among the potential problems facing humanity.
Musk made the comment on futurology site Edge, but deleted it soon after.
The reason for him deleting it is not known, although Business Insider suggests it may be because he feared being mocked for his ‘outlandish predictions’.
In the comment he says the pace of progress in AI is ‘incredibly fast’.
He continues: ‘Unless you have direct exposure to groups like Deepmind, you have no idea how fast – it is growing a pace close to exponential.’
He goes on to say that the risk of something dangerous happening is in the ‘five year timeframe’ or ten years at most.
But he adds that he is normally ‘super pro technology’ and has not raised this issue until recent months.
‘This is not a case of crying wolf about something I don’t understand,’ he writes.
‘I am not alone in thinking we should be worried.
‘The leading AI companies have taken great steps to ensure safety.
‘They recognise the danger, but believe that they can shape and control the digital superintelligences and prevent bad ones from escaping into the internet. That remains to be seen…’
Musk made the comment on futurology website Edge (screenshot shown) but then deleted it. It follows numerous other such comments from the entrepreneur recently…