Elon Musk had a meeting with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak about artificial intelligence. Musk stated that artificial intelligence could be one of the most destructive forces in history.
Elon Musk held a speech on artificial intelligence with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London. Musk stated that artificial intelligence could go to a point in the future where “no jobs are needed.” He also emphasized that artificial intelligence could be one of the technologies that has had the most devastating effects on humans throughout history and could lead to job loss.
In his speech in front of artificial intelligence experts and business leaders, Musk conveyed the potential effects of artificial intelligence on employment to Prime Minister Sunak. According to him, when artificial intelligence becomes smarter than humans, the need for people to find jobs may disappear. However, Musk added that artificial intelligence can provide people with more freedom and satisfaction.
At the same time, Elon Musk pointed to an era of abundance, pointing to the future of “universal high income” with artificial intelligence.
Musk and Sunak also discussed artificial intelligence regulations. Musk argued that governments should play a role in regulating pioneering technologies, but expressed concerns that such regulations could hinder innovation. Musk stated that there is sometimes too much optimism about technology and that he thinks it is right for the government to act as an arbitrator.
China’s invitation to the Bletchley Park summit on AI security sparked controversy, but Musk and Sunak welcomed it. According to Musk, it is extremely important for China to participate in AI security and they need to be serious about it.