Despite the fact that there are many who welcome artificial intelligence saying that its the next step for our civilization, there are many experts in the subject who have issued a stark warning when it comes to AI.
Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX argues that Artificial Intelligence is highly likely to be a threat to people.
The man behind SpaceX and Tesla wanted that a handful of major companies will end up controlling AI systems with ‘extreme’ level of power.
This, according to Musk, is not a good idea and can result extremely dangerous for our civilization.
“Maybe there’s a five to 10 percent chance of success [of making AI safe],” he told Neuralink staff after showing them a documentary on AI, reports Rolling Stone.
Mr. Musk warns we must tread carefully when it comes to AI, and called for companies developing AI systems to slow down in order to ensure they don’t unintentionally create something extremely dangerous for humans.
“Between Facebook, Google and Amazon – and arguably Apple, but they seem to care about privacy – they have more information about you than you can remember,” he told Rolling Stone.
“There’s a lot of risk in concentration of power. So, if AGI [artificial general intelligence] represents an extreme level of power, should that be controlled by a few people at Google with no oversight?”
And Musk is probably right you know, we can’t leave a potentially civilization-threatening technology in the hands of a few companies, right? This is why Mr. Musk believes we should proactively regulate the development of AI.
“I have exposure to the most cutting-edge AI and I think people should be really concerned about it. I keep sounding the alarm bell but until people see robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react because it seems so ethereal,” said Mr. Musk, the last time he spoke about the threats that Artificial Intelligence represents.
Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin shares, in part, his opinion, but at the same time sees in as a”colossal opportunity.”
In a statement to students, the Russian leader said that any country that leads research in artificial intelligence will dominate the planet.
A lot of potentials both for good and for bad
Putin can not make it clearer, and ensures that “artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia but for all humanity.”
He also wanted to warn about its possible dangers that, as we know, are difficult to predict:
Artificial intelligence offers colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict.
This technology will help to advance in medical research and in all kinds of industries, but the real fear is that it can also be key in terms of a possible war, warned Putin.
Right after the statements made by Putin, Elon Musk used his Twitter account to make clear that he is very concerned, assuring that all this will take us to towards World War III.