Why did Elon Musk say Bill Gates’ understanding of AI is limited?:- In responding to a tweet, Elon Musk wrote that Bill Gates’ understanding of Artificial Intelligence is limited. The new Twitter owner has been quite vocal about the dangers of AI recently.
Elon Musk has been quite vocal about the dangers of AI recently. Especially after AI chatbots like ChatGPT, Microsoft’s Bing, and Google’s Bard are all that the world can talk about.
On the other hand, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been an advocate of AI and has often said that tools like ChatGPT are the future and will help him in his work life as well.
Bill Gates’ recent blog about the ‘Age of AI’ has attracted a lot of attention and headlines. However, the Twitter owner says that Bill Gates’ understanding of AI has always been and still is limited.
What did Elon Musk say?
Musk replied to a tweet from a user who was talking about how important it is when someone like Bill Gates is ‘bullish’ on AI. The user also took a quote from Bill Gates’ recent blog ‘The Age of AI Has Begun’.
I’ve been meeting with the OpenAI team since 2016…” – Bill Gates’ essay The Age of AI Has Begun. So close for so long,” the tweet read.
Responding to the tweet, Elon Musk wrote that he remembered his ‘early meetings with Gates’ and said the billionaire’s understanding of AI was limited at first.
About Bill Gates’s recent blog
Bill Gates recently wrote the above blog and highlighted how we are slowly moving towards a time when AI will play a major role in our lives.
He also wrote that the development of artificial intelligence is another revolutionary technology. The first was in 1980 when they were introduced with a graphical user interface.
The billionaire then lists some of the uses of AI that would be of great help to mankind. Some of these uses include AI reducing the ‘world’s worst inequalities’, transforming the education sector and changing the way children learn, helping improve the health sector, increasing employee productivity at workplaces, etc.
“As computing power becomes cheaper, GPT’s ability to convey ideas will become more like having a white-collar employee available to help you with various tasks.
Microsoft refers to this as being the co-pilot.” describes. By being fully involved in products like Office, AI will enhance your work – for example by helping you compose an email and manage your inbox,” the post read.
Later in the blog, he also noted some of the risks of AI, saying that there exists the possibility of AI turning rogue and deciding that humans are a threat. However, he added that such concerns are ‘no more urgent today than they were before the AI developments of the last few months’.
Elon Musk’s Criticism of ChatGPT
Meanwhile, Musk has often criticized ChatGPT, the viral chatbot launched in November last year. Microsoft has partnered with ChatGPT, a move that irked Musk as he went on to call out OpenAI (the parent company of ChatGPT), a company that was being ‘controlled by Microsoft’.
Musk was one of the founders of OpenAI and left the company in 2018. The reported reason was a ‘conflict of interest’ as Musk’s other companies were also working on AI technology.
However, a report by Semaphore recently revealed that the reason for Musk’s exit goes beyond just a conflict of interest. People familiar with the matter told the publication that Musk wanted to lead OpenAI himself.
However, this was opposed by Sam Altman and the other founders of the company. As a result, Musk left OpenAI and also withdrew from previously promised large donations to the company.
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