Elon Musk Fires Back at Mark Zuckerberg Over Artificial Intelligence Comments

Two of Silicon Valley’s most powerful figures are officially in a war of words. To recap: During a Facebook Live Q&A session on Sunday, Mark Zuckerberg criticized Elon Musk for saying artificial intelligence is “the biggest threat we face as a civilization.” “I think people who are naysayers and try to drum up these doomsday scenarios–I don’t understand it,” the Facebook CEO said. “It’s really negative, and in some ways I think it’s pretty irresponsible.” Now, Musk has fired back. On Tuesday, the Tesla and SpaceX founder tweeted a dig at Zuckerberg. I’ve talked to Mark about this. His understanding of the subject is limited. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2017 Musk has extensive experience with A.I. technology through his business ventures: Tesla’s self-driving vehicles rely heavily on artificial intelligence, while his startup Neuralink is trying to link people’s brains with computers. He has spoken out against A.I. throughout the last several years, sometimes describing apocalyptic scenarios in which even seemingly harmless technology, like a system used to pick strawberries, can have catastrophic outcomes for humans. “Let’s say it … picks more and more and it is self-improving, so all it really wants to do is pick strawberries,” he told Vanity Fair…

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