Elon Musk

Elon Musk Warns Public About The Potential Threats Of AI 

  • Elon Musk is reportedly planning to introduce his own ChatGPT competitor.
  • Bill Gates and other IT entrepreneurs continue to be more upbeat about AI

Some people think that the risk of developing technology getting out of control is still very real even as tech behemoths around the world try to make the concept of generative artificial intelligence (AI) a reality to assist humans in their daily lives. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and Twitter, reflected on how AI has the ability to wipe out civilisation when faced with this scenario.

According to reports, billionaire Elon Musk intends to introduce his own ChatGPT competitor even as he raises concerns about the “dangerous” potential of cutting-edge AI, warning that if unchecked, it might wipe out human civilization.

In order to fund a generative AI project that would directly compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Musk is already putting together a team of AI academics and engineers and speaking with investors.

What Musk Thinks About AI

Musk’s intention to found a new AI startup was revealed on March 15 after the businessman allegedly put together a group of AI academics and engineers. However, Musk keeps emphasising how AI, like any other technology, has the potential to be devastating if it is produced with bad intentions or gets into the wrong hands.

AI can be harmful, according to Musk. He claimed in a FOX interview that AI might be more dangerous than poorly managed aircraft design or production maintenance. He acknowledged the slim chance and said:

However remote that possibility may seem, it is real and has the power to wipe out civilizations.

In response to the conversation on Crypto Twitter, Musk provided compelling evidence to back up his claim and stated that anyone who believes there is no risk is an idiot.

Bill Gates and other IT entrepreneurs, on the other hand, continue to be more upbeat about AI and the benefits it can have for humanity.

Musk Signed A Letter

Given Mark’s outspoken criticisms of the technology his pursuit of an AI project is under investigation. More than 1,000 academics, including Musk, signed an open letter calling for a six-month moratorium on the creation of powerful AI systems last month.

The letter made the case that the hiatus was required to protect the public until appropriate safety protocols had been created and approved by impartial industry experts.

The experts listed possible dangers such as the spread of “propaganda and untruth,” job losses, the growth of “nonhuman minds that might eventually outnumber, outsmart, obsolete, and replace us,” and the danger of loss of control of our civilization.

Musk And Bill Gates Have Different Opinions On AI

When asked if “strong A.I.” scares him in a Financial Times podcast published Tuesday, Microsoft co-founder Gates responded, “It’s fine, there’s no threat.”

The divergent opinions from two of the most well-known business thinkers in the world come amid exploding interest in—and occasionally trepidation toward—A.I. tools and their implications in the wake of OpenAI’s release of the chatbot ChatGPT in late November and Microsoft’s launch of a ChatGPT-powered Bing version last month.

Musk stated to MIT students the year before that he thinks we should be careful about artificial intelligence. In 2015, Musk assisted in creating OpenAI as a charity. He said that it is arguably our greatest existential threat. 

But in 2019, OpenAI changed its legal status to become a “capped profit” corporation, a mix of a for-profit and charity. Microsoft contributed $1 billion to OpenAI in the same year. The software behemoth announced in January of this year that it would invest further billions in the project.

With these changes, Musk hasn’t been overly happy. Last month, he tweeted: OpenAI was formed as an open-source, nonprofit organization to serve as a counterweight to Google. However, it has since changed into a closed source, maximum-profit company that is essentially under Microsoft’s control.