Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahaheld negotiations with the entrepreneur Elon Musk during his visit to the United States. Their meeting took place at the Tesla plant in San Jose, California, and was dedicated to the development of artificial intelligence (AI).
One of the central topics of their conversation was the potential risks associated with artificial intelligence. Elon Musk expressed his concern that artificial intelligence technology is becoming a potential threat to humanity. In response, Netanyahu emphasized that AI can be used for malicious purposes, including mind manipulation, organized crime, AI-controlled warfare, and other potential negative consequences. He stated the need to consider creating a global mechanism to reduce these risks.
Netanyahu suggested learning from the history of nuclear deterrence and mutually assured destruction during the arms race between nuclear superpowers. He suggested that to ensure the responsible development of artificial intelligence, a similar code of conduct and containment mechanisms may be needed.
The Israeli Prime Minister’s visit to the United States coincided with the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, where he planned to give a speech.