Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter, admitted to having “a little” existential anxiety about artificial intelligence (AI).
In a tweet on Sunday, Musk said: “Having a bit of AI existential angst today.”
“But, all things considered with regard to AGI existential angst, I would prefer to be alive now to witness AGI than be alive in the past and not.”
He later posted: “AI+human vs AI+human is the next phase, but the human part will decrease in relevance over time, except perhaps as will, like our limbic system is to our cortex.”
Several users responded to Musk’s post with their thoughts.
While one user asked, “Do you think AI’s ever have a little bit of existential human angst?”, to which Musk replied: “Some.”
Earlier this month, the tech billionaire warned that AI is one of the greatest threats to humanity’s future.
“It’s both positive or negative and has great, great promise, great capability, but, with that comes great danger,” Musk had told attendees at the World Government Summit in Dubai, UAE, when he was asked about how he sees technology developing 10 years from now.
“I think we need to regulate AI safety, frankly. It is, I think, actually a bigger risk to society than cars or planes or medicine,” he added.
Musk claimed in July 2020 that AI would be “vastly smarter” than humans and would surpass us by 2025.