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Billionaires squabble: ‘He has no idea’


An online smackdown between tech titans Zuckerberg and Musk over the possible threat of artificial intelligence underlines how little most people know about the rapidly advancing technology. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, Stephan Savoia)

FACEBOOK founder Mark Zuckerberg has said artificial intelligence will NOT destroy humanity.

The billionaire was asked his thoughts about claims from doom-mongers like Elon Musk, who fears super-intelligent AI will wipe out our species, reports The Sun.

“I have pretty strong opinions on this. I am optimistic,” he said.

“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.

“In the next five to ten years, AI is going to deliver so many improvements in the quality of our lives.”

He said AI could allo…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/inventions/mark-zuckerberg-slams-elon-musk-and-says-artificial-intelligence-will-not-wipe-out-humanity/news-story/bc8c9376e0bca87d0e084e10411f7d0d

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