Elon Musk, during a conversation with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the first artificial intelligence security summit, described AI as one of the most destructive forces in history.
This summit was being held in the United Kingdom. Elon Musk said during this event that artificial intelligence is likely to become a force for good. This opinion states the fact that the billionaire is not an adherent of radically alarmist sentiments regarding the prospects for the use and active dissemination of machine intelligence. At the same time, he noted that in this case, the probability of a negative scenario is not zero.
Elon Musk and Rishi Sunak had an interview-style conversation from the stage at Lancaster House, a government building located in central London, where diplomatic events often take place.
The billionaire attended the aforementioned summit, which was mainly held in Bletchley Park, for two days together with Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris, CEO of OpenAI Sam Altman, and other well-known politicians and world technology leaders.
During a conversation with the British Prime Minister, Elon Musk said that he was pleased with the fact that people seriously perceive artificial intelligence. He also expressed gratitude to Rishi Sunak for hosting the summit, noting that, in his opinion, this event will remain in the memory of history.
Mr. Musk shared several scenarios of forecasts about the future. in which AI is an integral part of life in a global sense. As part of one of the visions of the prospects for the development of advanced technology, the billionaire foresees the absence of the need for jobs as a result of the large-scale introduction of artificial intelligence. He also admits the possibility that in the future communication with digital thinking systems will become the highest form of friendship.
Elon Musk’s conversation with Rishi Sunak is one of the many examples of his communication with world leaders over the past few months. According to experts, these facts indicate the growth of the billionaire’s status and influence in technological and industrial areas. There is also an opinion that the head of SpaceX and Tesla is gradually becoming a kind of functionary carrying out activities in the geopolitical sphere. In September, Mr. Musk held a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. During this communication, issues related to the development and dissemination of artificial intelligence were discussed. Special attention was also paid to the problem of spreading anti-Semitic narratives on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, owned by Elon Musk.
Moreover, over the past year, the head of SpaceX and Tesla has held several meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron. In June, Elon Musk spoke with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In September, the owner of X met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
During the summit in the United Kingdom, Elon Musk said that a very good signal and fact is the agreement of the main American and British companies operating in the sphere of artificial intelligence on issues related to the security of advanced technology. He also appealed to other countries, including China, with a proposal to continue participating in discussions on the topic of digital thinking systems.
Elon Musk compared AI to a magical genie from fairy tales that grants wishes. At the same time, he noted that these literary works teach people to be careful of their desires.
The very fact of Mr. Musk’s presence at the summit has become a kind of object of interest for the media. Experts say that this event is a step towards realizing the aspirations of Rishi Sunak to make the UK a kind of global regulator of machine intelligence.
During the conversation, the British Prime Minister and Elon Musk paid attention to the impact that superintelligence can have on the public. They also noted that in this case, regulatory concepts similar to those used in the aviation sector and the automotive industry are needed.
Elon Musk at the summit confirmed his belief that artificial intelligence can become the foundation for the beginning of an era of abundance. Some experts characterize this vision of the future as utopian. At the same time, Elon Musk’s faith remains very stable, despite the criticisms.
The billionaire believes that artificial intelligence can create such a configuration of reality in the economic and social sense in which work will not be needed and all people will have a high level of income. Also, in his picture of the future, representatives of such a profession as AI teachers carry out activities, and people who have difficulties interacting with the outside world get the opportunity for friendly communication. This largely idealistic forecast is one of the possible scenarios, along with assumptions about the limited presence of artificial intelligence in the space of human life and all sorts of tragic predictions.
As we have reported earlier, UK, US, EU and China Sign Declaration of AI’s Danger.