Innovations – The Washington Post
Elon Musk: ‘With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon.’
By Matt McFarland, October 24, 2014 at 2:37 p.m. EDT
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has warned about artificial intelligence before, tweeting that it could be more dangerous than nuclear weapons. Speaking Friday at the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics department’s Centennial Symposium, Musk called it our biggest existential threat:
Musk spoke expansively for over an hour, at one point even asking a MIT student what his favorite sci-fi books were. He left to a standing ovation. You can watch the entire interview here.