Billionaire Elon Musk has criticized Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for his “limited” understanding of artificial intelligence (AI). Musk’s comments came in response to a tweet by Sandy Kory, who praised Gates’ leadership at Microsoft and his approach to AI. Kory was citing a lengthy essay by Gates titled “The age of A.I. has begun”, in which the billionaire discussed the potential impact of AI on employment, healthcare and education.
Musk, who was one of the earliest investors in OpenAI, a research company co-founded by him and others, responded to Kory’s tweet by saying, “I remember the early meetings with Gates. His understanding of AI was limited. Still is”.
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According to a report in Fortune, Musk started working with OpenAI in 2015, which is likely why he attended early meetings with Gates. However, he left the company in 2018 due to potential conflicts of interest arising from Tesla’s own AI research.
In his essay, Gates discussed the potential benefits of AI, stating that as computing power gets cheaper, AI’s ability to express ideas will be like having a white-collar worker available to help with various tasks. He also discussed how AI could be incorporated into products like Microsoft Office to enhance work, such as by helping with writing emails and managing inboxes.