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Elon Musk speaks about AI being a 'risk to humanity'

SpaceX, Tesla, and X owner, Elon Musk, is one of more than 100 prominent figures who attended the UK's significant AI safety summit. The summit held at Bletchley Park in Bletchley, England, brings together international governments, leading AI companies, civil society groups, and research experts to address the risks of AI and explore ways to mitigate these risks.

During the summit, Elon Musk CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, expressed his concerns about AI, emphasizing the potential risks associated with it. He has been a long-standing advocate for addressing the dangers posed by artificial intelligence, going so far as to warn of its potential for "civilization destruction."

This call for action against AI risks has gained international attention with countries like the US and China endorsing a UK deal to collaborate in managing the potentially "catastrophic" dangers that AI could present. This deal known as the Bletchley Declaration, emphasizes the need for countries to work together to harness the technology's potential while ensuring the safety of individuals.

The summit, held at Bletchley Park was a two-day event that has brought together more than 100 major figures from the realms of politics and business, including major notable figures like Sam Altman of OpenAI, Demis Hassabis of Google DeepMind, and US Vice President Kamala. Harris.

Professor Michael Barrett from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School acknowledged that Elon Musk's presence at the summit adds valuable global perspectives to the event. Mr. Musk is considered a key stakeholder who needs to engage in effective dialogue with other stakeholders on AI safety issues.

Ukrainian Digital Minister Georgi Dubyinsk took the opportunity to snap a selfie with Musk during the summit. Both Musk and Dubyinsk have highlighted catastrophic threats posed by AI, such as the potential for terrorists to develop bioweapons or humanity to lose control of the technology.

While Mr. Musk has been vocal about the need for regulation, he previously stated that there is an "overwhelming agreement" for it, particularly in a congressional hearing in September. Professor Barrett suggests that Mr. Musk might be looking to influence the approach of the UK government regarding AI regulation and safety.

As nations unite under the banner of the Bletchley Declaration, the message is clear: We must embrace AI's potential while safeguarding the future of humanity. In this collective effort, the world hopes to find a clear path toward AI safety and regulation, even as the very definition of progress is being redefined.


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