‘AI stresses me out,’ says Tesla owner Elon Musk

Elon Musk has clashed often with securities regulators and highway safety authorities, but Tesla and Twitter chief wants the government should regulate Artificial Intelligence.

After a more than three-hour-long presentation to Tesla investors about the company plans, Tesla CEO Musk said “AI stresses me out.”

Musk presented Tesla’s own artificial intelligence efforts in the presentation “Master Plan 3”, the third part of a series of papers describing how to expand Tesla and convert the world to clean energy.

There was a video of an Optimus humanoid robot, under work at Tesla, who was altering parts of other robots intending that it wants to assemble replicas of itself. Executives gave detailed presentations about how Tesla is using AI technology for training vehicles to drive themselves.

Musk took a less optimistic reply when asked if AI could help Tesla build cars.

“I don’t see AI helping us make cars any time soon,” he said. “At that point … there’s no point in any of us working.”

Earlier this week, Musk confirmed via Twitter that a team is being recruited comprising AI technologists to build a competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT and other similar systems.

In a tweet last December, Musk said ChatGPT “is scary good. We are not far from dangerously strong AI.”

“I’m a little worried about the sAI stuff,” Musk said from a stage where he was surrounded by 16 Tesla executives, including the Autopilot head.

“We need some kind of, like, regulatory authority or something overseeing AI development,” Musk said. “Make sure it’s operating in the public interest. It’s quite dangerous technology. I fear I may have done some things to accelerate it.”

“I don’t know. Tesla is doing good things in AI,” he said. Musk paused, then sighed. “This one stresses me out. I don’t know what to say about it.”

source: reuters.com

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