Elon Musk Warns About “Summoning Demon” Of Artificial Intelligence

“The risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five year time frame,”

“10 years at most.”

“This is not a case of crying wolf about something I don’t understand,” he wrote. “I am not alone in thinking we should be worried.”

“With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon. In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like yeah he’s sure he can control the demon. Didn’t work out.”

“We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes.”


“In the movie ‘Terminator,’ they didn’t create AI to — they didn’t expect, you know some sort of ‘Terminator’-like outcome. It is sort of like the ‘Monty Python’ thing: Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition. It’s just — you know, but you have to be careful.”

“The AI will chase us there pretty quickly,”

“Unless you have direct exposure to groups like Deepmind, you have no idea how fast-it is growing at a pace close to exponential,”

“It’s not from the standpoint of actually trying to make any investment return,” he said. “It’s purely I would just like to keep an eye on what’s going on with artificial intelligence.”