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Elon Musk wants you to watch this movie about the dangers of AI

Do You Trust This Computer? is a documentary you can watch for free on Vimeo until Sunday.

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A clip from Terminator 2: Judgment Day, as seen in the AI documentary, Do You Trust This Computer?

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Do You Trust This Computer? is a documentary that deals with the potential consequences of artificial intelligence. And it will be available online for free until Sunday night. 

If that isn't news to you, it may be because Elon Musk tweeted to draw the world's attention to the movie's availability. The SpaceX and Tesla founder has long been a vocal opponent of artificial intelligence. In the past, Musk has suggested that AI competition between countries such as China and Russia could lead to World War III.

The film is directed by Chris Paine, whose previous outings, Who Killed The Electric Car? and Revenge of the Electric Car, also featured Musk.

A representative for Elon Musk has confirmed that Musk is bankrolling the film's free online release.

Updated, April 6 at 12:34 p.m.: Updated with comment from Elon Musk's representative and corrected the availability to Vimeo from YouTube.

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