Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder Elon Musk added to his warnings of a dystopic future straight out of a “Terminator” film on Thursday in a Twitter post on the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI).
Citing an article in The Economist on a recent cyberattack preventing internet users from reaching the sites of Twitter, PayPal, Netflix and hundreds of other companies, Musk tweeted that it’s “only a matter of time before advanced AI is used to do this.”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 9, 2016
Musk’s aversion to autonomous technologies may come as a surprise—his previous comments on the matter aside—for those following his company’s embrace of self-driving auto technology, which it plans to roll out next month. Musk has also founded a non-profit called OpenAI dedicated to “democratizing AI technology.”