AI will be the ‘most likely cause of WW3’

Daily Mail
Sept 4, 2017

In response to Vladimir Putin‘s claims last week that whoever cracks artificial intelligence with ‘rule the world’, Elon Musk has said that he thinks the technology will be the most likely cause of World War 3.

Musk took to Twitter this morning to make the chilling warning, claiming that ‘competition for AI superiority at national level’ could spark a war.

The Tesla and SpaceX founder suggests that a war is likely to be started by one of the AIs itself, rather than a country leader.

Musk tweeted a link to The Verge’s story about Putin’s claims last Friday, along with the caption: ‘It begins…’

He then followed this up with a tweet saying: ‘China, Russia, soon all countries with strong computer science. Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 in my opinion.’

One of his followers, Jake Blue, added: ‘An automated WWIII at that. That’s a worry.’

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This article was posted: Monday, September 4, 2017 at 8:18 am

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