Whoever becomes the leader in AI will rule the world

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said whoever becomes the leader in artificial intelligence will rule the world.

Delivering an open lesson on science, Putin said the future belongs to artificial intelligence.

“Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind. It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict,” said Putin.

“If we become leaders in this area, we will share this know-how with the entire world, the same way we share our nuclear technologies today.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to Putin’s comments, saying competition for artificial intelligence at a national level will likely cause World War 3.

He said the war may be initiated by an AI if it decides that a preemptive strike is the most probable path to victory.

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