Tesla ( TSLA) CEO Elon Musk must really be freaked out by creepy machines. 
 
What has become the new normal for Musk, the prolific inventor tweeted recently about a future of world war fueled by the rise of artificial intelligence. 
 

China, Russia, soon all countries w strong computer science. Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 imo.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 4, 2017
 
The latest comments come on the heels ones made by Musk last month. 
 
"If you're not concerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea," Musk tweeted on Aug. 11.
 

If you're not concerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea. pic.twitter.com/2z0tiid0lc

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 12, 2017
 
While Musk's comments seem somewhat bombastic, they do shed light on the growing influence of artificial intelligence on humanity.
 
From Starbucks ( SBUX) to IBM ( IBM) , the use of artificial intelligence by big companies to alter your behavior is becoming a major thing.
 
The most recent example is coffee giant Starbucks, as TheStreet recently reported.
 
And who would have thought North Korea's 19th missile launch is a big deal....

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