In a series of tweets today, our favorite AI-fearing industry titan Elon Musk warns that World War III could be caused not by people, but AI.

Musk predicts that the need for superior AI will be so strong that governments will be so powerful that governments will seize the leading AI companies with violence.

When one country’s AI predicts a path to victory by war, it will launch the first strike and every other country’s AI will react accordingly, creating the next, and possibly final, World War.