The Artificial Intelligence has generated controversy since its inception. On the one hand, there are those who defend it and highlight its positive qualities to improve different processes or solve problems, and on the other those who criticize it for fear that its evolution reaches the point of cutting employment possibilities for humans. Now, two influential technological entrepreneurs join this debate: he knows the postures of Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg in this respect.
We understand by Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Computational Intelligence to that which is exhibited by machines, programmed by the man to carry out certain actions in search of a goal. In general terms we can say that these seek to imitate the cognitive functions that we are traditionally used to seeing in humans, or to incorporate new functions and skills that human beings are not able to perform.
The big difference is that, of course, machines equipped with Artificial Intelligence lack the consciousness and emotions that characterize human beings, because they only focus on their rational characteristics. However, some scientists say that in the coming years machines and robots will be able to incorporate this emotional component , in order to better perform their tasks.
This is where the controversy takes place. If robots can do the same as men, what will happen? What will be the place of people in a world with intelligent machines? Will they reduce the sources of employment? Should they be considered a threat? And in the wide variety of positions in this respect, stand out those of two well-known technological entrepreneurs: Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.
Elon Musk , an entrepreneur behind Tesla and Space X, Artificial Intelligence could be a real danger and a real threat to humanity. In fact, Musk believes that without proper regulation IA could be as dangerous as nuclear weapons. British philosopher Nick Bostrom of Oxford University, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking also support this position.
For his part, Zuckerberg believes that artificial intelligence will only improve our lives, although he agreed to make certain regulations to make this happen. In fact, the AI is already used on Facebook to create personalized ads or manage news.
The controversy is posed: Which side are you going to stay on? To deepen a little more in the opinions of these entrepreneurs, we share an infographic created by Pictoline on the subject: