Elon Musk Writes a Large Check to Help Tackle Humanity’s “Biggest Existential Threat” – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy

Elon Musk Writes a Large Check to Help Tackle Humanity’s “Biggest Existential Threat” – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy.

One man who clearly sees the potential dangers of artificial intelligence is the founder of Space X and chief architect of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk, who has called it humanity’s “biggest existential threat,” and said, “We need to be very careful.” Musk adds: “I’m increasingly inclined to think that there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish.”

Now, Musk is putting his money where his mouth is, in the form of a $10 million donation to the Future of Life Institute for a global research program aimed at ensuring artificial intelligence remains safe for humanity. The donation comes in response to an open letter from a number of leading AI researchers, who have voiced the need for more work to be done in this area.

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