He clarified his back and forth with Mark Zuckerberg.
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has added a dose of pragmatism to his typically dire thoughts about the risks of artificial intelligence to humankind.
The billionaire’s views on the risks of artificial intelligence are well-documented over here at Fortune and elsewhere. But last month when he described artificial intelligence as “the greatest risk we face as a civilization” at the National Governor’s Association, the reaction sparked criticism from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as well as other tech magnates and roboticists.
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Musk fired back via Twitter describing the Zuckerberg’s understanding of the subject as “limited” in a terse tweet.
During Tesla’s earnings call on Wednesday, Musk tried to dial things back a bit and explain what he believes is the government’s role and responsibility.
Here are his entire comments about AI:
No word on how Musk will encourage government to take up this charge. Perhaps the governors who heard him speak have already been prompted to take action.