Tesla CEO Elon Musk, in a broad conversation at the National Governors Association conference, made some bold statements about the risks of artificial intelligence and hinted that two more Gigafactories will be built in the U.S.
Musk warned the gathering of governors on Saturday that regulation is need for A.I. because it’s a “fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.” He said robots will “do everything better than us. All of us.”
“I have exposure to the very most cutting edge A.I. and I think people should be really concerned about it,” Musk said.
As many watchers of A.I. have warned, Musk said that robots will quickly take over large segments of the workforce, transport being the earliest victim.
“Something like 12 percent of jobs are transport and transport will be one of the first things to go fully autonomous,” Musk said.
Regarding Gigafactories, Musk said “two or three more” are coming to the US “within the next few years.” During Tesla’s earnings call last month, Musk said the company was considering three new locations, but did not provide further information regarding where they would be located.
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