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Elon Musk says AI is ‘dangerous technology’ and needs regulating to ensure it’s ‘operating within the public interest’

Elon Musk says AI is 'dangerous technology' and needs regulating to ensure it's 'operating within the public interest'

Elon Musk expressed concern about artificial intelligence at Tesla’s investor day on Wednesday. Tesla’s CEO believed he “may have done some things” that accelerated “dangerous technology”.

Elon Musk doesn’t think artificial intelligence will help Tesla make cars “anytime soon”. He made the comments in response to a shareholder question at Tesla’s investor day on Wednesday.

But he reiterated his concerns about the technology. “I’m a little concerned about the AI stuff. I think it’s something we should be concerned about,” Musk said.

“We should need some kind of regulatory authority or something to oversee AI development and make sure it’s acting in the public interest.”

Musk’s views on AI match those of OpenAI’s chief technology officer, Meera Murati, who said AI tools should be regulated because they can be used by “bad actors”.

Musk described AI as “quite a dangerous technology” in his response to the investor, adding that he feared “they might have done something to accelerate it.”

Last month, Musk said in an address at the World Government Summit in Dubai that unchecked AI could pose a threat to society. In 2018 he said that the two things that bothered him most were the production difficulties with the Tesla Model 3 and the dangers of AI.

Musk cofounded OpenAI, the company behind Chatbot, the chatbot that has garnered a lot of attention since its release last November. People are using it for side hustle using AI tools while others have used it for writing cover letters.

Insider’s Adam Rogers wrote about how ChatGPT, or other similar AI tools like Microsoft’s Bing, are “crap engines” and why they shouldn’t be trusted.

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