All Organizations Developing Advanced AI Should Be Regulated

Elon Musk
Founder of Zip2,, PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, Solar City, Hyperloop, OpenAI, Neuralink and The Boring Company

Artificial Intelligence has become more useful than ever. And because the technology has become more widespread, it should be regulated.

That according to Elon Musk, the billionaire who founded SpaceX, Tesla and other tech-related companies.

It was back in the late 2015, that Musk and Sam Altman founded OpenAI. The company has developed numerous AIs, and future projects aiming to create even more sophisticated AIs.

Musk help founded OpenAI to promote and develop friendly AI in such a way as to benefit humanity as a whole. His motivation was also based on his concerns about the existential risk from AI, especially when humans finally create AGI.

This is why Musk wants every organization developing advanced AI to be regulated.

And that includes his company electric vehicle and clean energy company Tesla.

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Elon Musk

The tech serial entrepreneur who was also a PayPal founder has for multiple times raised his concerns about the risks of AI. He frequently called the technology "our biggest existential threat" and "a rare case where I think we need to be proactive in regulation".

He is even afraid of it.

This is also why he has also called for OpenAI, the company he has since quite, to "be more open".

Musk made his comments in response to an MIT Technology Review story on the research lab, which claims its "mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity."

MIT reporter Karen Hao argued that the company “has allowed a fierce competitiveness and mounting pressure for ever more funding to erode its founding ideals of transparency, openness, and collaboration.”

And when asked whether regulation should come from individual governments or global organizations such as the UN, Musk simply replied "both".

OpenAI was founded as a non-profit. Musk helped launch the company, by committing and spending $1 billion on the venture.

But in 2019, it announced that it was restructuring "as a hybrid of a for-profit and nonprofit—which we are calling a 'capped-profit' company."

This business model aims to attract and gain more attention in order to raise more capital and talents for is research, while limiting the profits its backers can earn.

Not everyone agrees with Musk and his opinions regarding the threats of advanced AIs.

Mark Zuckerberg for example, said that Musk's concerns of the tech were "pretty irresponsible", in which Musk responded by saying that the Facebook founder’s "understanding of the subject is limited."

The Turing Award winner Yann LeCun who is also Facebook's head of AI described Musk's call for AI regulation "nuts".

Musk however shares the same thoughts with Sundar Pichai, the CEO or Google and Alphabet. Pichai once said that AI should be regulated, and governments need to act.

Bill Gates, the late physicist Stephen Hawking and many other luminaries, have also already warned that AI could be a major threat to humans' existence.