Elon Musk Warns What Will Cause World War 3

Earlier this week, Vladimir Putin claimed that whoever led in artificial intelligence would be the clear leader of the world.

Now, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is taking this a step further and stating that the battle for AI superiority will lead to world war 3.

Either way, one thing is clear.

Pretty soon, our reality may feel like a science fiction movie from not long ago.

From DailyMail 

In response to Vladimir Putin‘s claims last week that whoever cracks artificial intelligence with ‘rule the world’, Elon Musk has said that he thinks the technology will be the most likely cause of World War 3.

Musk took to Twitter this morning to make the chilling warning, claiming that ‘competition for AI superiority at national level’ could spark a war.

The Tesla and SpaceX founder suggests that a war is likely to be started by one of the AIs itself, rather than a country leader.

Musk tweeted a link to The Verge’s story about Putin’s claims last Friday, along with the caption: ‘It begins…’

He then followed this up with a tweet saying: ‘China, Russia, soon all countries with strong computer science. Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 in my opinion.’

One of his followers, Jake Blue, added: ‘An automated WWIII at that. That’s a worry.’

Musk replied: ‘May be initiated not by the country leaders, but one of the AI’s, if it decides that a prepemptive strike is most probable path to victory.’

Musk’s comments were in response to Putin’s claims last week that whoever cracks artificial intelligence will come to dominate the world.

Putin, speaking Friday at a meeting with students, said the development of AI raises ‘colossal opportunities and threats that are difficult to predict now.’

He warned that ‘the one who becomes the leader in this sphere will be the ruler of the world.’


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