Elon Musk Tells Tucker Carlson AI Could ‘Absolutely’ Take Control Of Civilization

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Elon Musk told Fox News host Tucker Carlson Monday that it was “absolutely” possible for artificial intelligence to take control of civilization and make decisions for people.

“That’s real? It is conceivable that AI could take control and reach a point where you couldn’t turn it off and it would be making the decisions for people?” Carlson, a co-founder of the Daily Caller and Daily Caller News Foundation, asked Musk during an interview that aired Monday. (RELATED: Musk Believes Apocalyptic Technology With Hit Humanity ‘Like An Asteroid’)

“Yeah, absolutely,” Musk responded.


Musk is starting a new firm to challenge ChatGPT, based on a system originally developed by OpenAI, a firm he co-founded with Google co-founder Larry Page, according to the Financial Times. OpenAI is backed by Microsoft, while Google released Bard, a competing artificial intelligence product, in February.

Musk departed from the company in 2018 over concerns about the safety of artificial intelligence. He has been an outspoken advocate for regulating the technology.

“The only one on one meeting I ever had with Obama as President I used not to promote Tesla or SpaceX, but to encourage AI regulation,” Musk tweeted Sunday.

ChatGPT came under fire for claims of political bias, with some studies reportedly showing it failed to detect attacks against Republicans, white people and men. Musk called the program out for its bias last year in a post on Twitter.

“The danger of training AI to be woke – in other words, lie – is deadly,” Musk tweeted in December.

The second part of Carlson’s interview with Musk will air Tuesday.

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