Elon Musk calls for more regulation in advanced AI research

SpaceX founder says there is a risk to humanity if policy around AI is reactive, not preventative

‘All orgs developing advanced AI should be regulated, including Tesla,’ tweeted Elon Musk. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

‘All orgs developing advanced AI should be regulated, including Tesla,’ tweeted Elon Musk. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

 

Following an article looking at operations inside OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research organisation co-founded by Elon Musk, the tech entrepreneur called for more regulation of organisation working on advanced AI or AGI (artificial general intelligence).

Musk, who stepped down from OpenAI in 2017, appeared to agree with journalist Karen Hao who noted that the research lab had “allowed a fierce competitiveness and mounting pressure for ever more funding to erode its founding ideals of transparency, openness, and collaboration”.

“OpenAI should be more open imo [in my opinion],” he tweeted, adding: “All orgs developing advanced AI should be regulated, including Tesla.”

When Twitter user @flcnhvy asked Musk if this regulation should be applied at an individual governmental level or on a global scale, he replied: “Both.” Musk has previously been vocal about regulating AI, claiming that it runs the risk of endangering humanity if policy around AI is reactive rather than preventative.

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