“Nobody likes being regulated, but everything (cars, planes, food, drugs, etc) that's a danger to the public is regulated. AI should be too.” -- Elon Musk
So wrote Elon Musk in a Tweet this past weekend. Musk’s Tweet was about AI, but it was also a nod to the fact that anything that could be a “danger” is rightfully regulated. As such it could just as well be about Uber’s mounting regulatory challenges around the globe, or about Facebook and Twitter getting subpoenaed by Congress.
Given Musk’s stature in the industry, and just how damaged the image of consummate law-breaker Travis Kalanick is right now-- might we hope that a pivot from the cult of disruption might be brewing in some corners of the Valley..?