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Elon Musk says ‘A.I. will be the best or worst thing ever for humanity,’ recommends a book on the topic

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla
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Elon Musk is warning — yet again — about the potential power of artificial intelligence.

"AI will be the best or worst thing ever for humanity," says the billionaire entrepreneur via Twitter on Tuesday.

He also recommends a book on the subject: "Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence " by MIT professor Max Tegmark. Musk says the book is "worth reading."

The book gives insight into a future with artificial intelligence that Musk has been warning the world about.

Musk says that AI poses "vastly more risk than North Korea, " according to a comment made in August.

He calls artificial intelligence a "fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization, " speaking to a gathering of governors in July.

Others have chastised Musk about his predictions. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls such severe warnings "pretty irresponsible. "

Musk also supports government regulation of artificial intelligence, saying the government should be "proactive in regulation," not reactive.

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