Working to make sure artificial intelligence doesn’t become a weapon for destruction is one of “the most pressing items” of our time, says Elon Musk.
But when Musk gets into the details of how to do this, some of his ideas sound a little strange.
In an interview with Y Combinator President Sam Altman, Musk explained that he believes humans right now are “bandwidth-limited.”
We already have super powers, thanks to a separate “digital self” that lives in our computers and phones and applications and can do a lot more than we can on our own. But that digital self doesn’t connect directly to the brain. We have to ingest the information as we can, and we’re limited by it.
“Humans are so slow,” he complains.