‘Humans MUST merge with machines or we’ll become REDUNDANT’, warns Elon Musk
Billionaire Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has said that humans must merge with AI in order to stay relevant.
Great strides have been made in recent years in regards to artificial intelligence.
Many experts envisage a day when machine will walk alongside humans and act in a similar manner to us.
However, as AI has the potential to teach itself, it has the capability to become a lot smarter than people which could spell the end for humanity.
Speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai, the South African born businessman said: “Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence.
“It’s mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output.”
He added: “Some high bandwidth interface to the brain will be something that helps achieve a symbiosis between human and machine intelligence and maybe solves the control problem and the usefulness problem.”
Mr Musk, who was in Dubai to launch Tesla in United Arab Emirates, also touched on his fear of “deep AI” which will be “smarter than the smartest human on earth” before describing it as a “dangerous situation”.
Mr Musk, who also co-founded PayPal, said that this is someway off, but said that driverless cars are just around the corner which could affect millions of jobs.
He said: “The most near term impact from a technology standpoint is autonomous cars … That is going to happen much faster than people realise and it’s going to be a great convenience.
“But there are many people whose jobs are to drive.
“In fact I think it might be the single largest employer of people … Driving in various forms.
“So we need to figure out new roles for what do those people do, but it will be very disruptive and very quick.”