However the tech billionaire made his first comment while speaking during a Twitter livestream with Robert Kennedy Jr a Republican presidential hopeful.
“ Something that is worth noting is that on my recent trip to China, with the senior leadership there, we had, I think some very productive discussions on artificial intelligence risks and the need for some oversight or regulation.”
“ And my understanding from those conversations is that China will be initiating AI regulation in China,” added Musk.
“ I pointed out that if a digital super intelligence that is overwhelmingly powerful, developed in China it is actually a risk to the sovereignty of the Chinese government,”he said.
Meanwhile as per AFP, Musk didn’t elaborate further on his discussions with China as he is believed to have been referring to China’s new sweeping draft law on AI.
Content promoting extremist propaganda and terrorist to be banned
However China’s new law requires new artificial intelligence products to undergo a security assessment before release.
The AI products will also be a subject to process and ensures that they reflect”core socialist values.”
The administrative measures for Generative Artificial Intelligence Services the edict reportedly bans content promoting terrorist or extremist propaganda that may disrupt economic and social order in the country.
In addition under China’s highly centralized political system, the measures are almost certain to become law.
While in China, Elon Musk held several meetings with Asian giant’s senior officials in Beijing.
Musk’s extensive interests in China have long raised eyebrows in Washington as AFP reports. Previously Elon had stirred controversy by suggesting that self rule Taiwan which Beijing has for long claimed as its renegade province should become part of China which stance was openly welcomed by China though it left Taipei miffed.
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