Billionaire darling Elon Musk has an ominous view point about the future of the human race, and it has nothing to do with North Korea. While the world is gushing about the growing tension between the US and the isolated country, Musk says that should a third world war take place it will be due AI – artificial intelligence.
His comment came as a response to the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, who said that the first global leader in AI would “become the ruler of the world”.
In a series the Tesla CEO said: “China, Russia, soon all countries w strong computer science. Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 imo (in my opinion).”
His comment was in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin who said Friday that the first global leader in AI would “become the ruler of the world.”
“China, Russia, soon all countries w strong computer science. Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 imo (in my opinion),” the Tesla and SpaceX CEO tweeted Monday.
At a meeting with students, Vladimir Putin said that the development of AI raises both “colossal opportunities” and “threats that are difficult to predict.” Moreover, according to Putin “Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”
When asked by another user about North Korea, musk replied via twitter: “NK launching a nuclear missile would be suicide for their leadership, as SK, US and China wd invade and end the regime immediately”.
According to the SpaceX CEO: “May be initiated not by the country leaders, but one of the AI’s, if it decides that a prepemptive strike is most probable path to victory”
Born in South Africa, Elon Musk is a Canadian American business entrepreneur, engineer, visionaire and inventor.
Musk became a millionaire at the age of 28 when he sold a company he founded with his brother to Compaq for $307 million. The brothers’ initial investment was $28,000 that they borrowed from their father.
Using $10 millions of his new found wealth, in 1999 Musk started a new company that later became PayPal. PayPal was later acquired by Ebay for 1.7 billion dollars.
Since the sale of Paypal Musk has been involved in numerous companies such as SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, Tesla, Inc. an automaker, energy storage company, and solar panel manufacturer and OpenAI, to name a few.
Musk is also known for his latest romance with Johnny Depp’s ex wife, Amber Heard. The billionaire and hollywood starlet parted ways after several months, blaming ‘’distance’ on the demise of their long-term relationship.