“That’s the beauty of argument, if you argue correctly, you’re never wrong.”
― Christopher Buckley
The title of this post is taken from a debate Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg had about the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on mankind.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, speaking to U.S. governors last week argued that AI poses an “existential threat” to human civilization. Mark Zuckerberg was clearly not thrilled with that statement. On a Facebook Live broadcast, Mark Zuckerberg retorted and said
“…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…”
Well, that didn’t end there. Elon Must took to Twitter and here’s what he had to tweet …
I've talked to Mark about this. His understanding of the subject is limited.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2017
That’s it! These two geniuses got me thinking. But one thing i can honestly tell you is that, my life got a lot easier since i got that robotic lawn mower. Thanks to these great products that utilize artificial intelligence, I can now enjoy my weekends.
Which side of argument are you on? Who is right? And who is wrong?
In other reads:
- Is too early to worry about the threats of Artificial Intelligence?
- Is AI a friend or a feud? Or a Frenemy?
- Why the ‘fear’ of Artificial Intelligence?