It seems that this controversy is never ending. Elon Musk took a dig at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and regarded his knowledge and understanding of artificial intelligence “limited”. This was basically the reply to Zuckerberg’s interview a few days back where he had largely slashed the understanding of these technologies as ‘pretty irresponsible’, and leading to ‘doomsdsay scenarios’.
Musk’s reply was to the question asked by Twitterati Darren Cunningham, who shared an article, featuring the live Facebook Video Chat of Mark Zuckerberg from his California residence, where he answered the questions regarding the future of AI technology.
To this, Elon Musk replied on his Twitter page that he has spoken to Zuckerberg about this and added that “His understanding of the subject is limited.”
I’ve talked to Mark about this. His understanding of the subject is limited.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2017
More on the controversy:
The recent past witnesses that this is not the first time that Musk had criticized Zuckerberg’s understanding of AI. Towards the end of the last year, Zuckerberg revealed his Jarvis home assistant, named after Tony Stark’s computer assistant in Iron Man, which was capable of dimming the lights, managing security, and controlling music. A home grown version of Amazon’s Alexa, Musk rejected this producing the reason that it is not really A.I.
But this really doesn’t signify that Musk has completely turned his face against A.I. In fact, Tesla has taken the resort to the research in computer-driven cars. What he is really concerned about, is the fact that this intelligence system is working way faster than one might expect, with both the hardware and software improving exponentially. Of course, he also has his group of criticizers, who consider his thoughts to be extra alarming without any reason.
The other side of the coin states about his supporters also, where Tim Urban, the writer of an explainer site, Wait But Why, published an article about the impact of A.I on humanity, and Musk regarded this to be ‘excellent’.
Lastly, it can be stated that Musk’s theory should be convincing and more creative, in order to win over Zuckerberg and his other critics.
I think you need some very strong arguments in a well written blog piece to win over the (myself included) skeptics.
— Lars Osborne (@lars_0) July 25, 2017