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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, CEO of Tesla

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.