Sooner or later the robots will make chimpanzees out of us.
This is the warning of Elon Musk, who claimed on Thursday that artificial intelligence will eventually create robots that are not only as smart as humans, but much smarter
Compared to Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma at an event in Shanghai Tesla's eccentric CEO cuts the gap between humans and the AI-driven robots of the future with the divide between humans and chimpanzees.
"Can a chimpanzee really understand people? Not really, "said Musk.
"We just seem like strange aliens. They usually only look after other chimpanzees. And so it will be more or less. "
The musk, born in South Africa, added that the intelligence gap is likely to be" much, much bigger "and said it could easily get to the point where things are going out of control.
"What do you do with such a situation? I'm not sure. I hope you are nice, "he said.
The tech tycoon behind Tesla and SpaceX further said that most people "underestimate AI's ability".
"You think it's like a smart person. But it will be much more, "Musk said on stage. "It will be much smarter than the smartest person." No stranger warns of the potential dangers of artificial intelligence, having previously said that it "carries a far greater risk than North Korea." However, Musk has also founded a startup called Neuralink, which revealed last month that it intends to link human brains to computers as early as next year.
This story originally appeared in the New York Post.