What happens when you organise a debate between two tech billionaires who have widely varying views on Artificial Intelligence? Well, for starters, you get viral content, along with a good idea about what the tech giants think AI would hold for the future of humanity. Elon Musk is well-known for his fear of AI overtaking humans and this was resonated in the debate with the Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma. While Ma believes in humans and thinks that we would use AI only to a certain extent to make sure we always have superior control.
Destructive vs constructive AI
Right off the bat, Elon Musk voiced his opinion on AI that it is generally underestimated by us humans. “They sort of think it’s (AI) a smart human but it’s really going to be much more than that. Much smarter than the smartest human,” Musk mused. “. So, the biggest mistake that I see artificial intelligence researchers making is assuming that they’re intelligent but they’re not, when compared to AI. A lot of them (researchers) cannot imagine something smarter than themselves, but AI will be vastly smarter,” he added.