SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to create a base on Mars, but he is not sure that its first inhabitant will be humans.
On Friday, a mercury billionaire answered a question on Twitter about whether complex artificial intelligence could land on the Red Planet before the advent of human colonists. Musk answer: 30 percent.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 27, 2018
Musk has a serious relationship with the topic of AI. He was publicly warned about the dangers of an unsupervised AI, and even went so far as to establish the Open AI organization, promoting the development of responsible machine learning systems.
This is such a signature problem for Musk that other technical figures weighed on his statements, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who said that the notion of a murderous AI was "rather irresponsible", and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who spoke at an event earlier this month Musk "wrote a great script for the episode" Black Mirror "."
Case for optimism
But Musk also believes that AI can be created to help humanity – or that these two can even merge, entering a new era of evolution.
Or, as the Friday tweet shows, it seems that Musk could have been involved in artificial intelligence, if that could have contributed to his vision of the colonization of the cosmos.