“Sweet Dreams” – Elon Musk’s Periodic Reminder Of The Coming AI Apocalypse
Elon Musk just gave people a powerful and eerie visual related to his belief that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could usher in a SkyNet style apocalypse where the machines take over and kill us all. In a talk given last July, Musk said, ‘I keep sounding the alarm bell but until people see robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react because it seems so ethereal.”
On Sunday Musk took to twitter to vividly illustrate his point, retweeting a creepy viral video which showcases the DARPA-funded Boston Dynamics “Atlas” military robot’s astounding ability to do a back flip – something which researchers have called “bonkers” for the shocking and unexpected compounding leaps in development of humanoid robot technology that Atlas represents.
Musk commented on the original “we dead” tweet with the ominous warning: “This is nothing. In a few years, that bot will move so fast you’ll need a strobe light to see it. Sweet dreams…”
And he followed with another tweet accompanied by the 90’s hip-hop song “Regulate” emphasizing his oft-repeated message that AI is a “public risk” that must be regulated: “Got to regulate AI/robotics like we do food, drugs, aircraft & cars. Public risks require public oversight. Getting rid of the FAA wouldn’t make flying safer. They’re there for good reason.”
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 27, 2017.