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Elon Musk says AI is more dangerous than North Korea

Musk decided to raise awareness again by tweeting that AI is a bigger risk than North Korea

By Lana Jelic | Aug 14, 2017 07:22 pm CDT

Elon Musk is known for his views on artificial intelligence. In January 2015, Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and dozens of artificial intelligence experts signed an open letter on artificial intelligence calling for research on the societal impacts of AI. The letter affirmed the potentials of AI but called for a detailed research on how to prevent potential dangers.


Now, Musk decided to raise awareness again by tweeting that AI is a bigger risk than North Korea. If you were following the news lately, you are aware that the tensions with North Korea are rising again.

Read also: Musk says Zuckerberg has limited understanding of AI

In another tweet, Musk explained that everything that's potential danger to the public, such as cars, planes, food, etc., is regulated and that AI should be too.

Last month, Musk stated that Mark Zuckerberg, who believes that AI will deliver many improvements to our lives, has a limited understanding of AI. He also added that AI is improving at a "double exponential rate," by which he meant that "AI hardware & software are both exponential."

Lana Jelic


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