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The dark side of AI: Elon Musk warns of civilization-shattering risks amidst tech boom

The Dark Side of AI: Musk Warns of Civilization-Shattering Risks Amidst Tech Boom
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  • Elon Musk is particularly troubled about the potential for AI technology to be used destructively.
  • Amazon entered the AI competition with the announcement of its new service, Amazon Bedrock.

Despite numerous ongoing efforts by various technology companies worldwide to develop generative artificial intelligence systems that can assist us in our daily lives, in a recent report, it was revealed that Elon Musk – the CEO of both Tesla and Twitter – is particularly troubled about the potential for this technology to be used destructively.

Elon Musk on AI

Elon Musk emphasizes how these developments have alarming risks with severe consequences for global society. Nevertheless, he plans on launching an entirely new startup specifically tailored toward recruiting top-of-the-line AI researchers and engineers. Despite his involvement, Musk continues to emphasize AI’s destructive potential if it falls into the wrong hands or is developed with malicious intent.

Despite being involved in AI development himself, Musk remains adamant about its potential for destruction if it’s not used properly. During an interview with FOX, Musk compared the risk to that of poorly designed aircraft or inadequate maintenance.  Although the likelihood may be low, he asserted, “However small one may regard that probability, it is non-trivial – it has the potential of civilizational destruction.”

Crypto Twitter quickly picked up the discussion, with Musk reinforcing his stance: “Anyone who thinks this risk is 0% is an idiot.”

In contrast, tech entrepreneurs like Bill Gates remain more optimistic about AI and its potential positive impact on humanity.

On April 13, Amazon entered the AI competition with the announcement of its new service, Amazon Bedrock. This innovative tool allows individuals to develop and expand generative AI applications without constraints on scalability.

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