Elon Musk Believes Humans Need to Adapt Cyborg Capabilities in Order To Triumph Over Machines

Elon Musk Believes Humans Need to Adapt Cyborg Capabilities in Order To Triumph Over Machines PHOTOGRAPH: Brian Solis | Under CC BY 2.0

Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, said he believes humans need to adapt some cyborg skills in order to prevent the possible domination of artificial intelligence. He also warned that if humans were not able to do this, then all beings will become obsolete. He made these statements at the World Government Summit in Dubai on Monday.

Elon Musk said AIs Pose Existential Threat to Humans

In his speech, he compared how capabilities of AIs are far more advanced than humans. For one, AIs can communicate at a trillion bits per second. Humans, on the other hand, can only type in his mobile device at an average of 10 bits per second. For this reason, Musk said humans must learn how to achieve symbiosis with machines. He specifically noted  a closer merger of biological and digital intelligence.

If his statements at the Dubai summit are anything to draw conclusions from, Musk was actually referencing to his project called neural lace. Daily Disruption previously reported that the Tesla CEO hinted about an update to this project that can possibly come this month. Neural Lace is an electronic mesh that fits the brain like a glove and had the ability to expand with it. Through this futuristic technology, Musk said human brains can soon achieve “symbiosis with machines.” He further explained that this neural lace could make humans at par with machines.

Elon Musk Sees Autonomous Cars Snatching Jobs from Humans

Daily Disruption previously reported that industry experts saw the possibility of robots ravaging and stealing jobs. While this may sound disadvantageous for people, market analysts had actually estimated an increase in annual revenue. Profits could exceed from $30 billion in 2020 to $45 billion in 2025 when robots completely dominated the labor force.

Musk expressed the same opinion in his speech at the World Government Summit in Dubai on Monday. He highlighted the perilous challenge that autonomous cars bring to humans. While it was ironic for him to have highlighted this being one of the pioneers of self-driving cars, he nevertheless warned that the technology can actually displaced jobs for people over the next 20 years or so. He said this scenario could result to 12 to 15 percent unemployment rate.

“The most near term impact from a technology standpoint is autonomous car. That is going to happen much faster than people realize and it’s going to be a great convenience,” CNBC quoted Musk as saying. “But there are many people whose jobs are to drive. In fact I think it might be the single largest employer of people … Driving in various forms. So we need to figure out new roles for what do those people do, but [autonomous cars] will be very disruptive and very quick,” he added further.

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