The founder of Tesla y owner of social network X (formerly Twitter)Elon Musk stated this Thursday in a conversation about artificial intelligence with the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, that “There will come a time when no more work will be needed.”
After the AI Safety Summit held in Bletchley Park, UK, Sunak and Musk chatted for about an hour at the London mansion of Lancaster House in front of an audience of business leaders.
In his shirt sleeves, the head of the British government was in charge of throwing questions at the American tycoon, who described artificial intelligence as a “magical genius” capable of leading mankind into an “age of plenty.”
“We don’t have a universal basic income, we have a universal high income. In some sense, it’s a way of equalizing and balancing, because I really believe that everyone has access to it that magical genie,” Musk said during an event that appeared to be delayed by X.
When discussing the subject ofRegarding the robots, the entrepreneur emphasized the need to create them with a mechanism to be able to turn them off if necessary.
“This is something we have to worry about. If a robot can follow you everywhere, What happens if one day they get a software update and become less friendly?”, he asked himself.
The founder of the rocket company Space the ability of AI to keep the “company” of humans. Autonomous systems will be able to “know you better than anyone else, maybe even yourself better,” he said.
“You will have a good friend”, said Musk, who explained that one of his children has “some learning problems and problems making friends” and that “an AI friend would be really good for him.”