When Elon Musk Met Jack Ma

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Two of techs’ biggest names, Elon Musk and Jack Ma, had a head-to-head debate at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai. Bloomberg News laid out some of the highlights from the billionaires’ discussion.

Musk: People underestimate the capability of AI. They sort of think like it’s a smart human. (But it’s going to be) much smarter than the smartest human you will ever know.

Ma: I never in my life say human beings will be controlled by machines, it’s impossible…Human beings can never create another thing that is smarter than human beings.

Musk: I very much disagree with that. The biggest mistake I see people making is to assume they’re smart.

Ma: My view is that computers might be more clever, human beings are much smarter.

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  1. geoduck

    Ma: I never in my life say human beings will be controlled by machines, it’s impossible…Human beings can never create another thing that is smarter than human beings

    Thats one of the silliest statements I’ve ever heard. People have been controlled by machines for decades. From workers on the assy line to algorithms that determine who gets stopped st the border to AIs that scan x-rays for tumours, we are already controlled by machines. Look at how many people in a crowded room grab their phone when a ringtone goes off and tell me we aren’t controlled by machines.

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