Authoritarianism is nothing new.
But at least Mussolini and Hitler died. In the age of artificial intelligence, we could create “an immortal dictator from which we would never escape,” says Elon Musk in the new documentary Do You Trust This Computer?
It’s the latest from filmmaker Chris Paine, who met the Tesla co-founder while making 2006’s Who Killed The Electric Car?
This time around Paine explores the promise and peril of AI — a subject Musk has been very vocal about. In 2017, he warned that AI could start World War III. Later that year, he called artificial intelligence “the greatest risk we face as a civilization” and suggested the government regulate it. Read more…