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Elon Musk quits AI ethics group he co-founded

Written by James Delahunty @ 22 Feb 2018 3:57 User comments (2)

Elon Musk quits AI ethics group he co-founded

SpaceX and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has quit an artificial intelligence ethics group that he originally co-founded.
Having once said that AI is the biggest existential threat to humanity, Musk was part of the formation of OpenAI. The research group aims to promote and develop non-threatening artificial intelligence for the betterment of humanity.

Musk and others founded and donated money to the group largely due to concerns over the use of AI for destructive purposes, such as automous killer robots.

The decision to quit OpenAI is down to a potential future conflict of interest, as Tesla is developing its own artificial intelligence technology for its self-driving vehicles push. However, Musk will continue to donate and advise and OpenAI group.

Concerns have been raised about a potential arms race using emerging artificial intelligence technology.

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2 user comments

127.2.2018 15:28

Terminator came out in '84 so all you AI creators, don't say you weren't warned!

Add to that, Terminator has reminded us several times via several released movies over the years on what NOT TO DO regarding AI.

228.3.2018 20:02

Originally posted by hearme0:
Terminator came out in '84 so all you AI creators, don't say you weren't warned!

Add to that, Terminator has reminded us several times via several released movies over the years on what NOT TO DO regarding AI.
Just remember to thank your dishwasher and all your other smart appliances for all the hard work they do. Maybe throw in a full bodied wax and shine once a month.

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