Mark Zuckerberg Thinks Elon Musk’s Views on Artificial Intelligence Are ‘Pretty Irresponsible’

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have some major things in common: They’re both CEOs of prominent Silicon Valley companies, and both of those companies rely heavily on artificial intelligence. But the two evidently diverge when it comes to their opinions on the technology. Musk has become an increasingly vocal critic of A.I. in recent years, going so far as to call it “the biggest threat we face as a civilization” earlier this month. During a Facebook Live chat on Sunday, a viewer asked Zuckerberg what he thought about the future of A.I., citing Musk’s comments. Facebook’s CEO didn’t hold back, though he refrained from calling out Musk by name. “I think people who are naysayers and try to drum up these doomsday scenarios–I don’t understand it,” Zuckerberg said. “It’s really negative, and in some ways I think it’s pretty irresponsible.” Zuckerberg cited some of ways A.I. is already improving lives, like aiding in the diagnoses of illnesses and assisting in drug discovery. In general terms, he brushed off the criticisms people have about the technology. “I have pretty strong opinions on this. I’m really optimistic,” Zuckerberg said from his backyard while waiting for his dinner to slow cook. “Technology can…


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