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Putin and Musk: The Unlikely Alliance for AI and Tech Control

ByEditor

Feb 10, 2024
Putin describes Elon Musk as an unstoppable force

In a recent interview with Tucker Carlson, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the importance of collaboration in the development of artificial intelligence and technology. During the conversation, which was published online Thursday, Putin expressed his belief that it is necessary to come to terms with tech tycoon Elon Musk, despite his tendency to act according to his own judgment.

While there is a need for cooperation, Musk has been at the center of controversy in recent months over his decisions regarding X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. The owner of several major media and technology companies, Musk has been instrumental in supporting Ukraine in its fight against Russia. Last year, Putin had already called Musk “an exceptional person” after the latter acknowledged blocking internet access from his Starlink satellites during a Ukrainian raid.

Carlson praised Musk’s work at the helm of X, where he launched his new show after being removed from the air by Fox News last April. Despite their differences, Putin and Musk share a common goal: to ensure that artificial intelligence and technology are developed in a controlled manner that benefits society as a whole.

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