Elon Musk is worried: "AI is dangerous"

He did it during the Tesla Investor Day 2023

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Elon Musk is worried: "AI is dangerous"

Elon Musk has expressed his opinion on artificial intelligence, a topic on which the CEO of SpaceX and Twitter has always shown to be quite sensitive. He did it during the Tesla Investor Day 2023. This isn't the first time Musk has made such statements about AI, and he has previously noted that it could potentially be more dangerous than even nuclear weapons.

Musk confessed his concerns about artificial intelligence and, in the wake of what OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said, called on regulators and governments to intervene to ensure that the technology is used improperly. He explained: "I'm a little concerned about the AI issue.

This is something we should be concerned about. We need some sort of regulatory authority, or something like that that oversees the development of AI and makes sure it works in public interest. I'm afraid I've done something to speed it up (The reference is clearly to OpenAI which he co-founded with current CEO Altman).

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The billionaire recently admitted that he will probably need more time to stabilize the social network, perhaps until the end of the year. Only then will he pass the baton to a new CEO. Elon had entered 2023 with 137 billion after losing 200 billion in 2022 with the acquisition of Twitter and investor fears about the Tesla holding with Musk distracted by the company chirping and growing competition.

According to the Financial Times, Elon Musk is interested in turning Twitter into a payment platform that can compete with Apple Pay and Paypal. Musk is also working on the infrastructure of the new service and it seems that he wants to go one step further, transforming Twitter into an all-in-one platform, capable of offering many more services than the current ones.

Back in November last year, Musk partially detailed his plans to enter the payments market during a meeting with advertisers, anticipating plans to allow Twitter accounts to transfer money to others within the social network.

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