Elon Musk, chief government officer of Tesla Inc., on the AI Security Summit 2023 at Bletchley Park in Bletchley, UK, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023.
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LONDON — Elon Musk thinks that synthetic intelligence might ultimately put everybody out of a job.
The billionaire know-how chief, who’s CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and CTO and government chairman of X, previously generally known as Twitter, and proprietor of the newly shaped AI startup xAI, stated late Thursday that AI may have the potential to turn into the “most disruptive drive in historical past.”
“We may have one thing that’s, for the primary time smarter than the neatest human,” Musk stated at an occasion at Lancaster Home, an official U.Okay. authorities residence.
“It is arduous to say precisely what that second is, however there’ll come some extent the place no job is required,” Musk continued, talking alongside British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. “You’ll be able to have a job for those who needed to have a job for private satisfaction. However the AI would be capable to do all the things.”
“I do not know if that makes folks snug or uncomfortable,” Musk joked, to which the viewers laughed.
“If you want for a magic genie, that offers you any want you need, and there is not any restrict. You do not have these three want limits nonsense, it is each good and unhealthy. One of many challenges sooner or later can be how do we discover which means in life.”
Musk’s feedback Thursday observe the conclusion of a landmark summit at Bletchley Park, England, the place world leaders agreed to a worldwide communique on AI that noticed them discover widespread floor on the dangers the know-how poses to humanity.
Technologists and political leaders used the summit to warn of the existential threats that AI poses, specializing in among the attainable doomsday situations that could possibly be shaped with the invention of a hypothetical superintelligence.
The summit noticed the U.S. and China, two nations clashing probably the most tensely over know-how, agree to search out world consensus on learn how to sort out among the extra advanced questions round AI, together with learn how to develop it safely and regulate it.
Correction: Elon Musk is CEO of Tesla. An earlier model misstated his standing.