Elon Musk Donates $10 Million to Shield the World From AI

Elon Musk needs to guard the world from out-of-management robots. On Thursday, it was introduced that the billionaire behind SpaceX and Tesla donated $10 million to a analysis program run by the Way forward for Life Institute meant to make sure synthetic intelligence (AI) advantages humanity. Prior to now, Musk has warned that AI could possibly be "probably extra harmful than nukes." Lately, he and an extended record of researchers signed an open letter asking for "strong and useful" AI analysis that might be aware of future penalties to people. Musk is not the one well-known scientific thoughts frightened about killer machines. In December, astrophysicist Stephen Hawking advised the BBC that the "improvement of full synthetic intelligence might spell the top of the human race."

The $10 million shall be given out as analysis grants. "You would definitely assemble situations the place the human race doesn’t get well," Musk stated. "When the danger is that extreme, it looks like you have to be proactive and never reactive."

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First revealed January 15 2015, 12:18 PM