Geek fight! Musk says Zuckerberg naive about killer robots

Marcus Newton
July 27, 2017

In a live video Q&A on Facebook on Monday, Zuckerberg was asked what he thought about Musk's calls for proactive regulation of artificial intelligence and his doomsday philosophy?

Mark Zuckerberg had responded to Elon Musk's statements as negative and irresponsible.

Musk has bold ideas and the difference between him and, well a insane person is that he has a unique ability to turn those lofty, futuristic ideas into reality.

"I think people who are naysayers and try to drum up these doomsday scenarios - I just I don't understand it", Zuckerberg said. The Tesla and Space X CEO Plans to build a network of tunnels in the US. Zuckerberg even went on to say that "such people" were acting "pretty irresponsibly".

Musk also described it as the "biggest risk we face as a civilization".

Musk hit back by claiming Zuck had a "limited" understanding of the topic.

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Mr Musk, alongside scientists such as Stephen Hawking, have warned of the potential moment at which artificial intelligence develops the ability to redesign itself.

Rodney Brooks, the founding director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, has now also waded into the row. There are those who are optimistic about the idea while others are a bit cautious.

Zuckerberg and Musk have history.

"As I'm here in Africa, I'm deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX's launch failure destroyed our satellite that would have provided so much connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent", a clearly miffed Zuckerberg said at the time.

Zuckerberg previous year created his own personal "butler" imbued with artificial intelligence, named Jarvis, which plays with his family. The rocket was carrying a satellite that was supposed to help Facebook spread internet connectivity in Africa.

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