Mark Zuckerberg calls Elon Musk’s ‘doomsday’ warnings about artificial intelligence ‘irresponsible’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has criticised fellow Silicon Valley executive Elon Musk and others who warn against the potential threat of artificial intelligence (AI) to humanity as “pretty irresponsible”. During a wide-ranging Facebook Live chat on Sunday afternoon while smoking meats in his backyard in Palo Alto, California, Zuckerberg answered several questions from viewers, from tips on cooking ribs to his personal challenge for 2017 and his thoughts on the future of AI. During the livestream, one viewer asked: “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?” “I have pretty strong opinions on this,” Zuckerberg said. “I am optimistic. I am an optimistic person in general. I think you can build things and the world gets better. But with AI especially, I am really 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,” he says. Zuckerberg discussed some of the various ways that AI can help improve the quality of people’s…

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