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LONDON — Elon Musk sat down with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at Lancaster Home in London on Thursday night for a dialog that veered nearer to “love” than an interview.
Within the lavish, gold-adorned room the place Theresa Could delivered certainly one of her most well-known Brexit speeches, the tech mogul and British Prime Minister had been joined by an viewers that included authorities ministers, tech executives and, considerably improbably, American rapper William . .
This is what we realized because the dialog unfolded:
Elon thinks you will not have to work
The world’s richest man has predicted a “way forward for abundance” from advances in synthetic intelligence fashions.
“There’ll come a degree the place a job is now not wanted,” Musk stated. “You possibly can have a job if you wish to have a job… however AI will have the ability to do all the things. I don’t know if that makes individuals comfy or uncomfortable.”
Sunak, who himself will likely be out of labor after the following UK election if present opinion polls are appropriate, laughed nervously.
Rishi ought to go away journalism to the professionals
The format was purported to be for Sunak to interview Musk – however the Prime Minister’s prolonged questions diverse into itemizing his personal achievements and praising the tech mogul.
“You might be generally known as an innovator and an excellent technologist,” the Prime Minister stated angrily throughout one try and ask a query.
Rishi loves massive tech corporations
Sunak sees the AI Security Summit as a key a part of his legacy, and has been courting the founders of main AI labs over the previous six months. This occasion was no completely different, with the Prime Minister utilizing his alternative to checklist his pro-tech, pro-investment insurance policies and to heap reward on Musk, who owns Tesla, SpaceX and X.
“It has been an incredible honor and pleasure to have you ever right here with us,” the British Prime Minister advised Musk as they left the stage.
The love was mutual
Musk can tone down his stunt and switch up the magic when he must.
He ticked each field for Sunak, praising London as a vacation spot for AI corporations, hailing the achievements of the AI Security Summit and – most significantly – supporting Sunak’s choice to ask China to the Bletchley Park occasion, which has angered some lawmakers within the UK’s Conservative Occasion. .
“Thanks for inviting them,” Musk stated. “It is important that they be right here. If they don’t seem to be concerned, there isn’t any level.”
Synthetic Intelligence is your new greatest buddy…or worst enemy
It wasn’t only a matter of constructing a friendship between Sunak and Musk on Thursday evening. Musk predicted that people normally will develop deep friendships with synthetic intelligence as soon as the expertise turns into sensible sufficient.
However within the components of the dialogue the place they mentioned the risks of borderline AI fashions, Musk known as for having a “judgment” and “kill change” constructed into the fashions to “put them in a protected state.”
Sunak additionally stated that AI-generated misinformation can be a “actual difficulty” in subsequent yr’s elections, together with within the UK “in all probability”, including sarcastically, given the potential for the election being postponed to January 2025.
Musk, whose social media platform has been affected by misinformation, stated he needed to make X “as correct and sincere as potential.”
Good luck, as they are saying, with that.
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