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Elon Musk Fears AI Could Lead to Third World War
CIO Today, September 5th, 2017
September 5, 2017,
Volume 235, Issue 1

Elon Musk has said again that artificial intelligence could be humanity's greatest existential threat, this time through the starting of the third world war.

The prospect clearly weighs heavily on Musk's mind as the SpaceX, Tesla and Boring Company chief tweeted at 2.33am San Francisco time about how AI could led to the end of the world without the need for the singularity.

  • China, Russia, soon all countries w strong computer science. Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 imo.-- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 4, 2017

His fears were prompted by a statement from Vladimir Putin that 'artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind..."

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