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Musk called artificial intelligence a real threat to the modern world

Musk called artificial intelligence a real threat to the modern world Elon Musk (photo: Getty Images)

Elon Musk expressed concern about artificial intelligence. He referred to the technology as a threat to the modern world, according to Voice of America.

"For the first time in the history of humanity, we have something that will be much smarter than us. So, it's unclear to me how you can control something like that, but I think we can strive to guide it in a direction that benefits humanity. But I believe it's one of the existential risks we face, potentially the most pressing," Musk said at a forum dedicated to artificial intelligence safety.

Forum on AI Safety

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak gathered government officials, scientists, and tech magnates from around the world for a two-day summit on artificial intelligence (AI) safety on Wednesday and Thursday at Bletchley Park, the once top-secret codebreakers' headquarters during World War II.

The summit's aim is to discuss the potential risks and benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) and develop international measures to ensure its responsible development.

"We must be confident that AI is used for good, not harm. This summit is an important step toward creating a safer and more ethical future for AI," Sunak said in his opening remarks.

Attendees at the conference include Elon Musk, Sam Altman, ChatGPT developers, and numerous prominent professors and researchers.

World leaders present at the summit include U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, Chinese Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Wu Zhaozhui, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Previously, we reported that China, the U.S., the EU, and the UK signed a joint declaration on the catastrophic danger of artificial intelligence.