It Looks Like Musk Doesn’t Agree With Zuckerberg’s Views On AI- He Believes They Are ‘Limited’
It seems that Elon Musk believes that Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t fully understand the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence. This weekend the Facebook CEO had hosted a Live Q&A session where he answered various questions; some of which were about his vision of the future of AI. His answers to these questions were very interesting and differed from Musk’s views.
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One of the fans commented, “I watched a recent interview with Elon Musk and his largest fear for future was AI. What are your thoughts on AI and how it could affect the world?” The fan was referring to the recent interview in which Musk had warned about the existential threat AI poses to humanity. Zuckerberg said, “I am optimistic and I think people who are naysayers and try to drum up these doomsday scenarios… I just, I don’t understand it. It’s really negative and in some ways I actually think it is pretty irresponsible.”
“Whenever I hear people saying AI is going to hurt people in the future, I think yeah, you know, technology can generally always be used for good and bad, and you need to be careful about how you build it and you need to be careful about what you build and how it is going to be used,” he continued.
Musk was not at all convinced by this argument and he resorted to Twitter to comment on these statements. He fired back by saying that Zuckerberg’s understanding is ‘limited’ if he can make such statements. When asked to explain in detail about is view point, the Tesla chief said that he has discussed this matter in great detail in an upcoming movie.
Unfortunately Musk hasn’t given any substantial hints about when this movie will debut or what the title is. Musk spoke at a US National Governors Association meeting earlier in the month and said, “AI is the rare case where I think we need to be proactive in regulation instead of reactive. Because I think by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it’ll be too late. AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilisation.”