What Elon Musk Says Could Be More Dangerous Than Nuclear Weapons

PHOTO: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduces SpaceXs Dragon V2 spacecraft, the companies next generation version of the Dragon ship designed to carry astronauts into space, at a press conference in Hawthorne, Calif. in this May 29, 2014, file photo. PlayRobyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images
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It's not a nuclear war that Elon Musk fears the most. It's artificial intelligence.

The billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX issued a warning over the weekend that "we need to be super careful" with artificial intelligence.

Musk's comments came after reading "Superintelligence," by Nick Bostrom, which explores the questions of what happens when machines are more intelligent than humans and whether artificial intelligence will save or destroy humanity. The book will be released in the United States on September 1.

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