Elon Musk: AI more concerning than North Korea

Elon Musk: AI more concerning than North Korea
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday said that people should be more concerned with Artificial Intelligence (AI) than the risk posed by escalating tensions with North Korea.

"If you're not concerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea," Musk tweeted on Friday.  


Musk's comments were in reference to his nonprofit startup, OpenAI, defeating several of the world’s best players at a video game.

Musk has called for regulation of AI in the past, saying just last month that regulation is needed now or “by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it’s too late.”


His comments also follow heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea and ratcheted up rhetoric from President Trump.

The communist regime has continued testing and expanding its nuclear program, reporting this week that it can now fit nuclear warheads on missiles. 

Trump responded on Tuesday saying that if North Korea continued its threats it would be met with "fire and fury." North Korea then responded that it would strike Guam in mid-August. 

Musk argued that the threat of AI is greater than North Korea.