Twitter CEO Elon Musk warned during an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated or else it could destroy humanity.
Musk said that AI had the potential to be more dangerous than almost anything because “it has the potential of civilizational destruction” and that it could be catastrophic to wait until after something bad has happened before deciding to implement regulations.
Musk said that he helped create ChatGPT because he saw Google racing to control the AI industry without seeming to understand the need for safety and controls.
When asked to give specifics of the danger that AI could pose to humanity, Musk said, “If you have a super-intelligent AI that is capable of writing incredibly well and in a way that is very influential, you know, convincing and then is constantly figuring out what is more convincing to people over time, and then enter social media, for example, Twitter, but also Facebook and others, you know, and potentially manipulates public opinion in a way that is very bad, how would we even know?”
“What’s happening is they’re training the AI to lie,” Musk said. “It’s bad.”
Musk said that AI is either being programmed to lie or to “either comment on some things, not comment on other things, but not to say what the data actually demands that it say.”