Allegedly, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk embarks on a mission to launch an OpenAI rival, but says artificial intelligence or AI has the “potential to destroy civilization.”

What happened to Elon Musk and artificial intelligence (AI)?

In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, billionaire tech mogul Musk stated that AI is far more dangerous than any defective car.

“AI is more dangerous than, say, bad aircraft design or bad production maintenance or bad car manufacturing,” he can be seen saying in a preview of the interview. “However, in the sense that it has the potential, you can consider that probability small, but it’s not trivial. It has the potential for destruction of civilization.”

In the wake of his latest comments on AI developments, another of Musk’s 2018 interviews began circulating on social media.

The 2018 interview shows Musk answering questions from popular podcast host Joe Rogan and explaining how he tried to convince people to slow down or regulate AI.

On Sunday, Musk also said that during his only one-on-one meeting with former U.S. President Barack Obama, he didn’t talk about Tesla or SpaceX but about AI regulation.

Why it matters

Musk is not the only person concerned about AI developments. Last month, Elon Musk was among more than 1,000 signatories, including Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak, to call for a pause on training systems that exceed OpenAI’s GPT-4.

Renowned business magnate and investor Warren Buffett also expressed his doubts about OpenAI’s chatGPT and compared it to the invention of the atomic bomb, saying the possibility of the technology scares him.

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