Elon Musk calls AI 'dangerous technology' and suggests regulatory oversight

Elon Musk commented on the surge in popularity of AI during a recent Tesla Q&A.


The 2023 Tesla Investor Day event was an extensive look at the electric vehicle manufacturer’s plans for the future. Executives spent time talking about clean energy and the latest production milestones being hit at Tesla. At the end of the event, all of the speakers took the stage to answer audience questions during a Q&A segment. During this portion, CEO Elon Musk shared his thoughts on the state of artificial intelligence. Interestingly, he was quite apprehensive about it, calling AI “dangerous technology.”

Elon Musk was one of the many Tesla workers on stage at the end of the 2023 Investor Day event. During the Q&A segment, one investor asked the CEO if Tesla has any plans to use AI to help them build cars in the future. “At that point… there’s no point in any of us working,” he joked. Musk then shared his deeper thoughts on AI and its recent advancements.

It’s a very interesting stance for Musk to take on the matter. In 2015, he co-founded OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, a popular AI chatbot that has been making waves in recent months. Microsoft has used OpenAI’s research to AI features to Bing, and Google recently rolled out its own competitor, Bard. As AI continues to gain traction, concerns grow about the ramifications it may have for the future of communication and labor.

It’s also interesting that Musk directly calls for AI regulation. It’s something that many folks would likely agree with. For all of the other news out of today’s Tesla Investor Day, stick with Shacknews.

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    March 1, 2023 5:25 PM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Elon Musk calls AI 'dangerous technology' and suggests regulatory oversight

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      March 1, 2023 5:54 PM

      At the moment, I would say that his driving AI is more dangerous than any chat or art generating AI.

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      March 1, 2023 6:19 PM

      If he owned an AI company he'd be saying they could regulate themselves.

      Also self-driving cars is a form of AI right?

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      March 1, 2023 6:25 PM

      Dangerous compared to what? A software driven 4,000 pound vehicle carrying 1,000 pounds of lithium batteries around at highway speeds and beyond?

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      March 1, 2023 7:10 PM

      FSD needs no oversight, however

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      March 20, 2023 7:36 AM

      I absolutely agree with Elon, this man seems to me one of the smartest people on earth so we should at least analyze what he says, I as a person who has already tried gpt chat can say that this really is something not normal and should be very cautiously restricted, especially after reading here https://phdessay.com/free-essays-on/artificial-intelligence/ about artificial intelligence, I understand that this can be a very powerful weapon against humanity and we must be very careful with it. I think that until now we have nothing to fear, but in the near future it can evolve a lot and then already laws will have to be created to restrict this program.

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