Elon Musk’s Intellectual Laziness on AI
Elon is at it again. In a tweet on August 11, he reiterated his thoughts on artificial intelligence by claiming that “If you’re not concerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea”. He also called for AI to be regulated, just like “everything (cars, planes, food, drugs, etc.) that’s a danger to the public”.
This was the latest exposition of his sensationalist thoughts on the topic, which if you are reading this you are familiar with by now.
He’s not the only one, of course: Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking have also raised concerns about unbridled AI. But none of them have been more vocal and unsubstantiated than Musk, who recently went as far as saying “we are summoning the demon” by pursuing super-intelligent AI.
Even his most detailed arguments are astonishingly crude.
For example, this one:
“the biggest threat about AI is not that it will develop a...
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