Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk clash over artificial intelligence

Billionaire CEOs Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are trading jabs online over the future of artificial intelligence. In a Facebook Live broadcast from his backyard on Sunday, Zuckerberg, the social media network’s CEO, suggested that Musk is “irresponsible” for highlighting the dangers of AI. Musk, the entrepreneur behind SpaceX and Tesla Inc., responded on Twitter by saying that Zuckerberg’s “understanding of the subject is limited.” In what started out as a casual livestream of Zuckerberg slow cooking a brisket in his backyard, chatting about grilling and Sunday family rituals, he fielded questions from viewers on various topics, including philanthropy and the evolution of technology. One viewer wrote that he recently watched an interview in which Elon Musk said that AI was his biggest fear for the future. The viewer asked Zuckerberg for his thoughts on AI. “I have pretty strong opinions on this. I’m really optimistic,” Zuckerberg replied. “I think you can build things and the world gets better. With AI especially, I’m really optimistic. I think that people who are naysayers and kind of try to drum up these doomsday scenarios…I don’t understand it. It’s really negative and in some ways I actually think it’s pretty irresponsible.” In response…

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