Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk Spar Over Future of Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk, left and Mark Zuckerberg. Ringo H.W. Chiu, Eric Risberg / AP It all started on Sunday when Zuckerberg, who was conducting a Facebook Live session during a backyard barbecue, was asked what he thought about Musk’s AI doomsday views. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has a less than rosy view about the future of artificial intelligence and has warned that if left unchecked, AI could become humanity’s “biggest existential threat.” “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,” Zuckerberg said. “In the next five to 10 years, AI is going to deliver so many improvements in the quality of our lives,” he added. Related: Thought Robots Taking Down the Internet Was Scary? Take a Look at This… The Facebook CEO is so excited about artificial intelligence that he even spent 2016 building his own person AI assistant, which he nicknamed Jarvis. When asked about Zuckerberg’s comment, Musk said the two had already discussed artificial intelligence. “I’ve talked to Mark about this. His understanding of the subject is limited,” he said. Musk is…

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