Elon Musk has a prediction about the cause of World War III, and it’s not President Donald Trump and may not even involve humans at all.
The head of Tesla and SpaceX on Monday shared a link on Twitter to a report about Russian President Vladimir Putin discussing artificial intelligence:
“Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind,” Putin was quoted as saying. “It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”
By comparison, Musk said, the saber-rattling from North Korea wasn’t much to worry about.
One Twitter follower suggested that private companies, rather than governments, were far better at artificial intelligence.
He also apologized for the glum tweets, saying he was depressing himself, and promised: “Fun, exciting tweets coming soon!”