"I tried to convince people to slow down AI, to regulate
AI; this was futile. I tried for years, nobody listened." On a
recent Joe Rogan podcast, Elon Musk hit the headlines for a few
reasons, but more pertinent were his warnings about artificial
intelligence (AI), which have largely escaped media attention.
This underlines the ignorance surrounding AI, an issue that is
yet to grab the public's attention, and one that will not
become a political issue until it affects a politician's
chances of electoral success.
It is easy to be sceptical about the dangers of AI and
Musk's fears. Fantasied by Hollywood for so long, it seems like
the anxiety comes from...