SpaceX boss Elon Musk wants to set up a base on Mars – but he's not sure if his first dweller will be human.
On Friday, the mercurial billionaire responded on Twitter to a question as to whether sophisticated artificial intelligence might land in front of human colonists on the Red Planet. Answer by Musk : 30 percent.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 27, 2018
Musk has a close relationship to the topic of AI. He was publicly warned of the threat of unregulated AI and went so far as to found the organization Open AI to promote the development of responsible machine learning systems.
For Musk, it's such a problem that other tech personalities play his role in claims ̵
Case for Optimism
But Musk also believes that one could do AI to help humanity – or that the two could even merge together and usher in a new epoch of evolution.
Or, as the Friday tweet shows, Musk might appear on board with AI, as long as he could develop his visions for the settlement of space.