Artificial intelligence — software with the ability to observe, analyze, and act on its own — will play a big part in shaping our future. But will it destroy it?
It’s a serious question, at least as far as Elon Musk is concerned. Over the past few years, he’s taken a grim view of the long-term prospects of AI, envisioning that, as computers get smarter than humans, they’ll hold our very existence in their hands, and we may not like what they decide to do with that power.
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On the other side of the spectrum you have Mark Zuckerberg, who, as you might expect, is much more pro-AI. In a recent Facebook Live post, Zuck said he was “really optimistic” about AI and that it would deliver innumerable improvements to our lives over the next 5-10 years. He called naysayers like Musk “irresponsible” for speculating about “doomsday scenarios.” Musk fired back with a CEO-caliber burn. Read more…
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