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Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Maureen Dowd, writing for Vanity Fair:


    You’d think that anytime Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Bill Gates are all raising the same warning about A.I.—as all of them are—it would be a 10-alarm fire. But, for a long time, the fog of fatalism over the Bay Area was thick. Musk’s crusade was viewed as Sisyphean at best and Luddite at worst. The paradox is this: Many tech oligarchs see everything they are doing to help us, and all their benevolent manifestos, as streetlamps on the road to a future where, as Steve Wozniak says, humans are the family pets.

    But Musk is not going gently.

     
  2. angrycandy

    daytime dancer: I'll come inside Prestigious

    spooky stuff
     
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  3. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    It's fascinating that movies, television and literature have been (relatively accurately) presenting this future to us for decades, and yet we continue to steer into it. I'm not sure if I'm surprised by the fact...but it's certainly frightening, especially when people on the cutting edge of innovation like them are raising the alarm.