Elon Musk Spoke about AI, Third World War and Some Important Themes

Elon Musk Spoke about AI, Third World War and Some Important Themes

Elon Musk spoke about the importance of getting a self-sustaining base on Mars during his speech of a question-and-answer session at SXSW conference in the USA. Elon Musk, the founder, CEO and lead designer of SpaceX said that humanity could one day enter a new dark age. “I’m not predicting that we’re about to enter the Dark Ages, but there’s some probability that we will, particularly if there’s a third world war,” he claimed. “We want to make sure there’s enough of a seed of human civilization somewhere else to bring civilization back and, perhaps, shorten the length of the dark ages” he continued. The moon is an option, but he believes that Mars is far enough away to be unaffected by any war that ravages Earth. “It’s important to get a self-sustaining base ideally on Mars, because Mars is far enough away from Earth that [if there’s a war on Earth] the Mars base is more likely to survive than a moon base” Musk said. “If there’s a third world war we want to make sure there’s enough of a seed of human civilization somewhere else to bring it back and shorten the length of the dark ages” he said in response to a question from West World showrunner Jonah Nolan. Elon Musk also spoke about the danger of artificial intelligence. In his speech, he called for stricter oversight of A.I. and warned that it was more dangerous than nuclear weapons. It is not the first time that Musk took such comments about A.I. “Mark my words,” Musk warned. “A.I. is far more dangerous than nukes. So why do we have no regulatory oversight?”

To get more details about his speech you can watch the video below!