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Elon Musk worried about superhuman AI take over?

Tesla CEO claims that superhuman AI will outsmart humans

By Web Desk
April 09, 2024
Elon Musk warns of superhuman AI outsmarting humans. — AFP/File
Elon Musk warns of superhuman AI outsmarting humans. — AFP/File

Elon Musk has stated that superhuman artificial intelligence (AI) may emerge by the year 2025, barring an unsustainable increase in the sector's power and computing needs before then.

Superhuman AI refers to a phenomenon more intelligent than human beings.

The multibillionaire's previous prediction that superintelligent AI would exist by 2029 has been sharply strengthened, according to The Guardian.

Superintelligent people are frequently defined as being smarter than all human beings put together at any given task, as opposed to the more common definition of "superhuman," which is commonly understood to mean being smarter than any one human at any given task.

During a live interview on his social network X, Musk stated: "My guess is that we’ll have AI that is smarter than any one human probably around the end of next year."

That forecast was given with the disclaimer that, in the near future, their potential may be limited by rising power demands and a shortage of the strongest AI training chips.

"Last year it was chip-constrained," he said. "People could not get enough Nvidia chips. This year it’s transitioning to a voltage transformer supply. In a year or two, it’s just electricity supply."