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'2 or 3' more Tesla Gigafactories coming to the United States, says Musk

'2 or 3' more Tesla Gigafactories coming to the United States, says Musk

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO believes the current approach to regulation, which often reacts when "a whole bunch of bad things happen", such as self-driving auto crashes, is not quick enough to deal with the problems AI poses to society.

"Probably in 10 years, more than a half of new vehicle production is electric in the United States", said Musk, adding "half of all production will be EV, I think nearly all cars produced will be autonomous". "Because I think by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it's too late", Must said, via CNet.

Tesla and other vehicle manufacturers have invested in AI research as part of their efforts to build effective self-driving cars, but Musk envisages a Terminator-style scenario in which sentient computers start wars by presenting false information.

Musk went on to say that the introduction of broad government measures was necessary, because marketplace pressures would make widespread adoption of AI by companies inevitable, pushing the technology into risky territory.

"It would seem to follow that the odds that we're in "base reality" is one in billions", Mr Musk said. He compared artificial intelligence with traditional targets for regulations.

Elon Musk has invested in the development of AI, but this investment appears very much to be a better-the-devil-you-know situation.

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At a meeting of the National Governors Association, Musk, known for his tumultuous relationship with AI, reiterated his stance that being proactive when it comes to regulation will be essential for preventing any risks the tech may pose.

A big part of Musk's concern is that AI systems could spark needless wars by way of "fake news" and information manipulation, a vision not that far from what fans of The Terminator film franchise have had bouncing through their heads for the last few decades.

"AI is a fundamental existential risk to human civilisation, and I don't think people appreciate that", he added. "The pen is mightier than the sword", Musk warned.

Musk has of course lately passed up on whispering his armageddon predictions into the most powerful U.S. political ear after walking out on Donald Trump's economic advisory council, following the President's controversial decision to pull the USA out of the global Paris climate accord.

SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk may be kicked about self-driving cars and his Mars project, but believes that technology may not always be the best thing, if not regulated.

"The thing to bear in mind though is new vehicle production is only 5% of the size of the vehicle fleet", Musk said. However, Musk thinks that this is not going to create an outflow of companies from the United States.


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