CEO of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) and SpaceX, Elon Musk, has predicted that artificial intelligence (AI) will most likely cause World War III. The competition for AI as well as the advanced technology are strong factors that is making Musk urge countries to consider regulations now before the technology becomes more widely used.
Today’s smartest self thinking machines are still unable to perform multiple tasks and have limited use as well. Many AI experts believe that these machines will eventually learn how to complete multiple tasks at once that will eventually outsmart humans, but it won’t happen until 30-50 years from now. Many companies operating in the AI field also believe that these machines are able to produce life saving drugs and can cut the amount of energy used across the world.
A collaboration with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL), DeepMind, and others called The Partnership on AI, are working together to try to program an AI with a set of ethics and how to prevent it from being exploited by terrorists and other groups. There are many efforts to make sure that AI remains safe and will benefit humanity.