Elon Musk: Artificial intelligence is our ‘biggest risk’ and must be regulated now

Over the weekend, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk warned America’s governors not to underestimate the dangers of artificial intelligence. Is AI coming for our jobs? Glenn Beck dropped in to talk about terrifyingly smart computers and AI taking over on Monday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson.”

Musk spoke at the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Rhode Island, cautioning that the government must act now to regulate AI before it becomes a threat. He said that while regulations are normally an unnecessary hindrance to businesses, AI is too dangerous for lawmakers not to act now.

“Until people see robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react because it seems so ethereal,” Musk said, according to the Re/code report. “AI is a rare case where I think we need to be proactive in regulation instead of reactive.”

Glenn wondered how quickly robots will be able to perform everyday tasks, taking over low-education jobs and then eventually becoming smart enough to out-think humans with the help of AI. As much as 20 percent of all jobs could be eliminated in five to 10 years. With robots becoming smarter by the day, how quickly will they take more and more of our jobs?

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