A few weeks ago, Google and Alphabet's boss Sundar Pichai spoke on the possible risks and advantages of artificial intelligence (AI) and called for 'balanced' regulation of the tech.
Now, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has echoed similar concerns, saying that all advanced AI development should be regulated, including at his own companies.
Here's all about it.
Need for advanced AI regulation
Musk, who is known for expressing distinct opinions about a range of issues, recently tweeted out that "all orgs developing advanced AI should be regulated, including Tesla."
His remark came in response to a story from MIT Technology Review, which revealed how OpenAI, the artificial intelligence start-up Musk had founded with five others in 2015, has been going off track.
OpenAI and its goal for developing AI for society
OpenAI was started as a non-profit, aimed at researching advanced AI and ensuring that it is developed to benefit all of humanity.
However, the MIT post claimed, the organization's quest to go for-profit and secure more funding down this path has created an internal mess, which has compromised its "founding ideals of transparency, openness, and collaboration."
OpenAI should be more open, Musk added
Along with calling for regulation to ensure appropriate AI development, Musk also suggested that 'OpenAI should be more open'. The comment clearly tells that he hasn't been in touch with the organization's executives after leaving the board of the company in 2017.
Musk wants global and country-level regulation
Having said that, Musk also noted that AI oversight should be maintained by both individual governments and global organizations like the UN.
To recall, in 2017 too, the billionaire had suggested a similar plan, saying that a central oversight agency should be established to study the industry and define the regulations that would be used to govern the development of artificial intelligence.
Musk has long been warning about dangers of AI
The latest remark from Musk adds to the flurry of comments he has made highlighting the potential dangers of AI.
In the past, he has called AI "our biggest existential threat" and "a rare case where I think we need to be proactive in regulation."
Many tech moguls, including Mark Zuckerberg, have undermined Musk's AI warnings but the latter hasn't budged at all.