Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter and tech billionaire, told Tucker Carlson on Monday that AI is likely to have a “significant impact” on future elections. He also called on the U.S. Government to set up a level of oversight in order to regulate this rapidly evolving technology.
Tesla and SpaceX’s CEO, who is outspoken in his concern for AI and its dangers, told Carlson earlier that he feared AI could lead “to civilizational destruction” if it was mismanaged.
Musk responded to Carlson when asked how he believes the new technology would impact democracy in the future: “Well, I brought up the issue of AI having a significant impact on elections.”
“Even though you may say that AI does not have agency, it is very likely that people are going to use AI in elections. Then, if AI is smart enough, do they use the tool, or does the tool use them? “I think that things are getting strange, and they’re becoming weird very quickly,” he said to the Fox News host during part two of his interview on Tuesday.
Musk announced his plans for “TruthGPT” in part one of his interview with Tucker Carlson Tonight on Monday. To counter bias from ChatGPT or other AI chatbots. Musk expressed his concern that ideological or slanted programmers would use AI technology in order to “lie” and spread lies without consequences.
What’s going on is that they are training AI to lie. Carlson was told that it is bad. He explained that AI is more dangerous than mismanaged aircraft designs, production maintenance, or poor car production. “It has the possibility, however small that may seem, of civilization destruction.
Musk stated that AI, without government oversight to regulate the rapidly evolving software, could become a danger to the public and pose a serious threat to mankind’s future.
Carlson told him, “It is already beyond what the majority of humans are capable of.” “Most people cannot write as fast as ChatGPT, and no one can write as well.”
Some experts and others have suggested that AI server farms should be destroyed as a final resort if the technology becomes too advanced for humans to control. Musk agreed that the U.S. should have contingency plans in place in case of emergency to shut down server farms. However, he offered a subtler solution.
“I don’t suggest we blow up server centers now, but it might be prudent to have a contingency plan that allows the government to cut off power to these centers. You don’t need to blow up the server centers, just cut off the power,” Carlson told him.
He added that if “the administrator passwords stopped working in a way where we couldn’t slow things down or, you know, I didn’t have an exact answer.” “But if we are concerned and can’t stop it by using software commands, we will probably need some sort of hardware off-switch.”