Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s CEO Elon Musk filled his audience with dread last week while talking in a symposium at MIT AeroAstro Centennial. Musk perceives Artificial Intelligence as one of the biggest existential threats to humanity. While scientists and technology enthusiasts couldn’t wait to get a breakthrough in AI, Musk reminded all of us how robots and AI filled machines can cause a havoc. Mr. Musk righty cautioned the mankind. While the technology industry seems to be touching its pinnacle at the moment; a point where smartphones and computers are unable to exploit their own hardware power, experts are now predicting AI software era which will take matters in its own hands. iRobot rightly depicted how Robots becoming killing machines for humanity.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s CEO thinks that strong regulatory policies must be crafted out before moving an inch towards artificially intelligent cars. He is certainly not afraid of making robotic cars. Recently, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) rolled out autonomous features in its car. While Musk was all beefed up to show the world how driving is made easy using autonomous features, he was very keen to differentiate between autonomous driving and robotic driving. He reminded everyone again and again that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is not claiming that car will do everything itself, autonomous features are just there to increase comfort, luxury and control.
In a program on CNBC, Squawk Alley discussed Musk’s comments. Jon Fortt said that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s CEO must not be scared of AI. Another expert gave an example of AI failure when a baggage system stopped working at Heathrow airport and the administration couldn’t load bags of passengers on the planes. Handing over complete control to a computer can turn out to be dreadful if the computer tries to breach the protocols and harm humans on purpose, Fortt thinks.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) shareholders includes Daniel Benton’s Andor Capital Management which reported owning 1.25 million shares in the company by the end of the second quarter.