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Because of the complexity and profound implications of the rise and accelerated development of artificial intelligence, it “is one of the most important topics in the world right now,” says Altman.

Both Musk and Altman think the government should be involved in the conversation.

Altman thinks “at least the government should be monitoring” the technological developments and potential of artificial intelligence, he tells CNBC Make It. “There should at least be insight to toward the forefront of capability.”

Musk is more aggressive in his prescription for the government. He says it should be proactively issuing government regulation.

“AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization in a way that car accidents, airplane crashes, faulty drugs or bad food were not — they were harmful to a set of individuals within society, of course, but they were not harmful to society as a whole,” Musk said to a gathering of governors in July. “AI is a rare case where I think we need to be proactive in regulation than be reactive.”

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