Musk pointed to advances in chess and the Chinese board game of Go as evidence of progress in AI. "Your cell phone could crush the world champion of chess, literally," Musk told Ma. He talked about how in the future technology from Neural-ink, a start-up he co-founded, could give people a way to boost their skills in certain subjects.
The Tesla chief has spoken previously about AI. In 2017 he suggested that competition among nations in AI could lead to World War III. Tesla has sought to do more in AI. Musk revealed that Tesla was working on a custom AI chip in 2017, and last month he said the automaker would "Most likely" start retrofitting older vehicles with its chips by the end of 2019.
In 2015 Musk co-founded OpenAI as an AI research nonprofit.
He said in a tweet earlier this year that OpenAI and Tesla were at times both trying to hire the same people, and that he and OpenAI didn't always see eye to eye.