Tesla’s boss Elon Musk has slammed the proposal to create a super god using Artificial Intelligence technology that could be worshipped by humans.
Musk who is an ardent critic of unrestricted development in the field of artificial intelligence was responding to an article about Anthony Levandowski on Venture Beat.
In response to the article that predicted the emergence of an AI god by 2042, Musk tweeted that Levandowski should be prevented from carrying any AI-related activities. ‘On the list of people who should absolutely *not* be allowed to develop digital superintelligence…’ read his tweet that had the link of the article attached to it.
Antony Levandowski, who had earlier worked with Uber, gained media attention after he established a religious organisation called the ‘Way of the Future’ to develop a god figure based on artificial intelligence.’
According to the article, man will worship AI as he has a history of venerating anything that is powerful than him. ‘We tend to trust and obey things that seem more powerful and worthy than ourselves. The GPS in your car is just the most obvious example. But we also trust Alexa and Cortana; we trust Google. When an AI becomes much more powerful, in 25 to 50 years, there is a great possibility that it will be deified in some way’.
While many have asserted that AI will be far advanced than humans within a few decades, concerns are also being raised by many including Musk who fear that AI may become a potential risk to human civilisation.