The SpaceX founder has previously raised alarm over the risks of AI on the human race. He made the warning in a new interview with the New York Times. Mr Musk also spoke about his relationship with musician Grimes and his new son X Æ A-Xii, in the interview.
Mr Musk’s latest warning on AI held that people are underestimating the rapid development of machine learning due to technological advances.
He said: “My assessment about why AI is overlooked by very smart people is that very smart people do not think a computer can ever be as smart as they are. And this is hubris and obviously false.
“We’re headed toward a situation where AI is vastly smarter than humans and I think that time frame is less than five years from now.”
But while Mr Musk raised alarm about the speed of machines learning, he stressed that AI being smarter than humans would not be the end of the world. He added: “It just means that things get unstable or weird.”