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After the AI Security Summit in Bletchley Park (United Kingdom), Sunak and Musk spoke for about an hour in front of an audience of business leaders at Lancaster House Palace in London.
In his shirtsleeves, the British head of government was responsible for hurling questions at the US president, who described artificial intelligence as a “magical genius” capable of leading humanity into an “age of plenty”.
“We’re not going to have a universal basic income, we’re going to have a universal high income. In some ways, it’s going to be a way to level and balance, because I believe everyone will have access to this magical genius,” Musk said during a late-night event at X.
Addressing the topic of robots, the businessman emphasized the need to manufacture them with a mechanism that can turn them off if necessary.
“This is something we should be very concerned about. If a robot can follow you anywhere, what if one day they get a software update and stop being friendly?
The founder of rocket company Space X also talked about AI’s ability to keep humans “corporate”. Autonomous systems “can know you better than anyone, maybe even better than yourself,” he said.
“You’ll have a great friend,” Musk said, explaining that one of his children has “some learning difficulties and problems making friends” and that “an AI friend would be really great for him.”