Come with Elon Musk if you want to live.
The Bond villain come-to-life and CEO of Tesla Motors is engaging in some super-Musky behavior.
Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has turned his worries about the rise of artificial intelligence into an international research program.
The Musk-backed Future of Life Institute said Wednesday it awarded about $7 million to teams around the world to look at the risks and opportunities posed by the development of AI. The grants were funded by part of Musk’s $10 million donation to the group in January and $1.2 million from the Open Philanthropy Project.
That's right, the man who builds future cars, drone boats and unmanned space rockets is $10 million worth of freaked out that robots will kill us all. Musk is going to parcel out the cash to robotics projects that focus more on decision-making and ethics in the file of robotics.
Apparently, Musk and Stephen Hawking share a terror (oh, to be Elon) that the world of AI is developing way too fast. Like so fast that we are getting dangerously close to a future in which police officers pay like this:
But Elon could probably explain it best on his own, and we're not saying that sounds like he got stoned and went to a screening of the new Terminator movie...
“With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon,” Musk, also CEO of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., said in October.
But we're not saying that he doesn't.