Tech billionaire Elon Musk thinks artificial intelligence could cause a third world war.
Musk's warning comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin told a group of students that "artificial intelligence is the future. ... Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world."
When it comes to potential global conflict, AI seems to worry Musk more than potentially trigger-happy world leaders.
The tech industry guru says AI could decide a preemptive strike is the "most probable path to victory."
Musk has been concerned about the future of AI for a while. Last month, he and other experts signed a letter to the United Nations asking the organization to ban lethal autonomous weapons.