If You Think ChatGPT is Scary, You Haven’t Experienced Tesla’s Full Self-Driving AI

Elon Musk strongly endorsed a recent open letter that calls for a pause on “giant AI experiments.” Meanwhile, Elon is pushing on with his own quest to conquer the automotive world with Tesla’s full self-driving (FSD) AI.

For years, Elon Musk has loftily claimed that FSD is the leading AI technology. As such, he has tasked Tesla’s full self-driving AI with driving a car anywhere, anytime, ten times better than a human driver.

Those endorsing the petition are alarmed by the dangers posed by Advanced AI, such as the recently released upgraded ChatGPT. But ChatGPT is just an app whose sole purpose is entertainment. It has no power over you. Most importantly, it is not armed with 400,000 2-ton killer robots.

Tesla’s full self-driving AI controls the steering wheel, brakes, and accelerator of 400,000 cars, and is the only AI operational today with the power to kill millions. Tesla’s AI could self-drive every FSD Tesla out of their parking spots to the nearest busy street, then accelerate to 100 mph, and swerve into oncoming traffic.

There would be no warning. No one would know what was happening. In ten minutes, it would all be over, with millions dead and every road impassable.

Elon Musk has recklessly pushed out version after version of FSD with hundreds of critical safety defects in order to mollify customers complaining about not having gotten anything for their money. FSD AI is seriously deranged. It frequently tries to kill people. For no apparent reason, FSD will suddenly turn the steering wheel left and swerve into oncoming traffic.

Currently, there is no other AI system anywhere near the magnitude of FSD AI’s potential effects. Yet all of Musk’s confident predictions over the last nine years that FSD will be a better driver than the average person have never been realized.

There are no independent reviews of FSD. It is always full steam ahead; we’ll fix it later. Now Musk acknowledges that FSD AI needs vastly more testing by independent outside experts, such as The Dawn Project.

By Musk’s own rules, Tesla should immediately halt development on FSD AI for at least six months, and until it can conclusively prove that it has implemented adequate standards that make FSD’s AI safe. Should Tesla fail to implement this pause, NHTSA and the federal government must step in to remove this dangerous software from public roads.

Musk can no longer get away with his hypocrisy. Since he demands oversight of others’ AI projects, he must follow the same stringent rules himself when it comes to FSD, especially when Tesla’s AI has the potential to kill and maim millions. Do the rules also apply to Elon Musk, or do they only apply to everyone else?