Sooner or later robots will make chimpanzees out of us.
This is a warning from Elon Musk, who said Thursday that artificial intelligence will eventually create robots that are not as smart as humans but much smarter. .
During an event in Shanghai with billionaire founder Alibaba Jack, Tesla's eccentric CEO compared the intelligence gap between humans and robots working with AI of the future with the gulf between humans and chimpanzees.
“Can Chimpanzees Really Understand Humans? Not really, ”Musk said.
"We look like strange aliens. They care mainly for other chimpanzees. And so it will happen, more or less. "
The South African-born Musk added that the difference in intelligence is likely to be" much, much larger "and said it could easily get to the point where things get out of control.
"What do you do with this situation? I'm not sure. I hope they are nice, "he said.
The tech tycoon behind Tesla and SpaceX went on to say that most people" underestimate the capabilities of AI. "
" They kind of think he's like a smart person, but it'll be a lot more than that, "Musk said on stage. "He will be much smarter than the smartest man."
"The first thing you have to accept is that we are very stupid and can definitely make things smarter than ourselves," he added.
Musk is no stranger to warning of the potential dangers of artificial intelligence, having previously said that it carries "a significantly greater risk than North Korea."
However, Musk also creates a startup called Neuralink, which revealed last month that it aims to connect human brains to computers as soon as next year.
This story originally appeared in the New York Post.