On Evolution Of AI, A Warning From Elon Musk

Billionaire Elon Musk has raised concerns about rapidly developing artificial intelligence (AI) systems, comparing it to the fictional AI character and the main antagonist of the game series System Shock.

Mr. Musk was responding to an article in which the reporter described intense and unnecessary conversations with the chatbot. The part that caught Mr. Musk’s attention was the AI chatbot’s reply in which it corrected itself.

The conversation, published in Digital Trends, was conducted with Microsoft’s AI-powered search engine Bing.

“Sounds eerily like the AI in System Shock that goes haywire & kills everyone,” Elon Musk tweeted.

In an earlier post, he had pasted a paragraph from the article, where the AI is telling the Digital Trends reporter that it is perfect “because I make no mistakes”.

According to the outlet, the software also blamed external factors “such as network issues, server errors, user input or web results” for mistakes in its responses.

AI was already gaining prominence after being deployed by companies such as e-commerce platforms, impacting the everyday lives of many.

But after the launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, there has been a huge increase in human interaction, with users asking it to write essays and deliver speeches and even solve exam questions.

For years, Mr. Musk has been warning about the dangers of AI-powered robots, even predicting dire consequences like in ‘The Terminator’ movie. So, he decided to take matters into his own hands and built a humanoid robot prototype.

Last September, his company Tesla unveiled a robot, dubbed Optimus, that could change the way people work.

At the event, the company demonstrated the range of motion of the robot, which waved to the crowd and raised its arm in the air. Tesla said the robot was running on its full self-driving computer.

Mr. Musk defended his company’s move saying that by building the robot, Tesla could be sure it would be safe.

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Information Source: NDTV

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