Feb 18, 2017 08:00 AM EST
Elon Musk Says Artificial Intelligence Is Dangerous, Unemployment Will Deprive Workers
Elon Musk believes that artificial intelligence will create a cyborg race. During the World Government Summit in Dubai, the SpaceX founder explains that deep artificial intelligence - the kind that is much smarter than the smartest man in the world - can be a dangerous thing.
During his talk, Elon Musk believes that robot automation and artificial intelligence will be taking over 15 percent of the global workforce. The SpaceX, Tesla and Hyperloop authority believes that humans are becoming more and more dependent on technology. He sees a world where human beings are already cyborgs.
He says it in humor but he told the crowd in a serious tone that everyone already has a digital layer, as reported by News.com.au. In essence, Elon Musk explains that when people die, the digital footprints are still around such as emails and social media through their phones and computers. In this manner, automation and artificial intelligence are somehow already an extension of an individual.
Elon Musk points out that if robot automation and artificial intelligence takes over, it would be a challenge for a lot of people who find meaning in their work. His prediction that robot automation and artificial intelligence would lead to mass employment has people worrying about their usefulness.
An Oxford University study supports Elon Musk's point. In their research, about 47 percent of American jobs are at risk of being automated by robots in the next two decades, as reported by Eye Witness News.
At the rate robot automation and artificial intelligence is going, machines will soon be able to take over different types of jobs and can do better work than humans can. Elon Musk is deeply concerned because if robot automation is already taking the manual labor force, artificial intelligence may overtake humans in intelligence.
Watch the CNN clip of Elon Musk detailing his thoughts on artificial intelligence:
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