Elon Musk Warns Chinese Leaders That AI Could Take Over the Country

AI Domination On the same day he unveiled a new company called xAI to better “understand reality,” Twitter CEO Elon Musk made another eyebrow-raising claim: that he’d warned Chinese leaders that a “digital superintelligence” could take over the entire country, Insider reports. During a Twitter Spaces call on Wednesday, Musk revealed that he had spent a “fair bit of time with senior leadership” after visiting the country earlier this year. And his warnings that a super-AI may even topple the Communist Party didn’t fall on deaf ears. “I think that did resonate,” Musk said during the call, as quoted by Insider. “No government wants to find itself unseated by a digital superintelligence.” Risk Analysis Musk’s comments were made during a discussion with two US congressmen, Democrat Ro Khanna and Republican Mike Gallagher. During the chat, Musk reiterated his stance that AI should be regulated, adding that “China is definitely interested in working in a cooperative international framework for AI regulation,” a view that a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson more or less confirmed to reporters. For many years, Musk has rung the alarm bells when it comes to the proliferation of unregulated AI. In February, shortly after Microsoft revealed its unhinged Bing AI chatbot, he called AI “one of the biggest risks to the future of civilization.” That, however, hasn’t stopped him from starting his own AI firm — which, it’s worth noting, has yet to reveal any concrete plans beyond making pompous statements about its purported goals. Team Humanity During this…Elon Musk Warns Chinese Leaders That AI Could Take Over the Country

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