Two of the world’s most powerful people in the Tech Industry are clearly disagreeing over the use and the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) before our very own eyes. Thanks to the wonders of Twitter and other communication platforms like Facebook, we are able to witness Tesla’s Elon Musk and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg going at each other.
Publicly slamming Mark Zuckerberg with a tweet stating that the Facebook CEO’s understanding of AI “is limited” was the latest rebuke by Tesla CEO to what he clearly perceived as a blow to his perspective on AI and humanity’s fate.
The 140 character burn came after comments were made on a recent live stream by Zuckerberg. In the video, the Facebook founder expressed some heavy-handed criticism of those who believe that humans should be wary of AI and put in safeguards and regulations before the tech becomes mainstream. With AI becoming an increasingly key part of Facebook’s business, it’s hardly surprising that Zuckerberg is quick to champion the field.
I've talked to Mark about this. His understanding of the subject is limited.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2017
Late Tuesday night, Zuckerberg hit back, in a Facebook post:
It’s important to keep in mind that this back and forth between two of the best innovators in the Tech world comes on the heels of a statement Elon Musk made earlier this month, while speaking the US National Governors Association gathering: “I have exposure to the most cutting edge AI, and I think people should be really concerned by it. AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization”.
What do you think? Give us your opinion on the AI. Should mankind fear or welcome it?