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Zuckerberg and Musk are arguing about the dangers of AI - they're both wrong

In one corner, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. In the other, Tesla's Elon Musk. If Mr Zuckerberg and Mr Musk went to the same primary school, I can practically imagine them firing "Your algorithm is so slow…" insults back and forth on the playground. Instead, as grown-up tech emperors, they barb each other on webcasts and on Twitter. Last week, Mr Zuckerberg was on Facebook Live while grilling meat and saying things like "Arkansas is great", because he is not at all running for political office. He then went on to criticise artificial intelligence (AI) "naysayers" who drum up "doomsday scenarios" as "really negative, and in some ways… pretty irresponsible". Mr Musk has been the foremost evangelist for the AI apocalypse. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up At a symposium in 2014, he called AI our "biggest existential threat". He genuinely believes that AI wi...

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