Elon Musk & Jack Ma: Billionaires Debate

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Elon Musk & Jack Ma: Billionaires Debate

Learn English with Elon Musk & Jack Ma. The billionaires, Jack Ma and Elon Musk discussed artificial intelligence and space travel at WAIC 2019 (World Artificial Intelligence Conference). The founder of Alibaba and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have a free-wheeling debate at the WAIC 2019 in Shanghai. They discuss people’s relationship with machines, artificial intelligence, employment, how artificial intelligence will determine the future of education and health care – and even how humans will travel to other planets.

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“People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” Elon Musk

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“Okay, great. AI, yeah. Actually, I’m told that, does AI mean love? There’s a name, AI? It sort of sounds a bit like love.

Yeah, I hate the word AI called artificial intelligence. I call it Alibaba intelligence.

Yeah, it might end up being true, we never know. I think generally people underestimate the capability of AI, they sort of think it’s a smart human, but it’s really much… It’s clearly much more than that. It’ll be much smarter than the smartest human. It’ll be like, can a chimpanzee really understand humans? Not really, you know. We just seem like strange aliens. They mostly just care about other chimpanzees. And this will be how it is more or less in relative… In fact, if the difference is only that small, that would be amazing. It probably is much, much greater. I mean, I really think that there should be other companies like Neuralink, essentially to create a high bandwidth interface to the brain. Because right now, we are already a sidewalk. We don’t realize we are already a sidewalk because we are so well integrated with our phones and our computers. The phone is almost like an extension of yourself. If you forget your phone, it’s like a missing limb. But the bandwidth, the communication bandwidth to the phone is very low, especially input. So in fact, input bandwidth to computers has actually gone down because of typing with two thumbs as opposed to ten fingers. It is a big reduction in bandwidth. Input bandwidth has gone up because of video and imagery. So input bandwidth is many orders of magnitude greater than output bandwidth. That at a certain point… Assuming a benign scenario with AI, we will just be too slow.

I think AI is going to open a new chapter of the society, of the world that people try to understand ourselves better rather than the outside world. And it’s so difficult to predict the future. 99.99% of the predictions that human being had in the history about the future, all wrong.

Including that one?

Yeah. Only, you know, the 0.00% of the prediction are right. They’re right by accident.

Yeah, but it’s also true that 80% of statistics are false.

Yeah, so my meaning…

Cold room. Come on, guys, that was a joke.

I’m happy about the artificial intelligence or Alibaba intelligence that’s going to understand a human, the inside of the human better. So when people worry a lot about artificial intelligence, people should have more confidence in themselves because I think lot of solutions we don’t have today, but there will be solutions tomorrow. We don’t have solutions, but the young people will have solutions. So I’m quite optimistic. And I don’t think artificial intelligence is a threat. I don’t think artificial intelligence is something terrible, but human being are smart enough to learn that. And to me, artificial intelligence is just like… people who worry a lot about this today are those people I called them College Smartness. People like us, street-smart, we’re never scared of that. We think it’s great fun. And we want to change ourself to embrace it.

I don’t know, man. That’s like, famous last words. Let me tell you, AI is… You look at sort of the rate of advancement; just in general, the rate of advancement of computers is insane. A good example would be video games. If you go back 40 years ago, 50 years ago, maybe, you had Pong. That was just two rectangles in a square. Now, you’ve got 4D realistic real-time simulations with millions of people playing simultaneously. If you assume any rate of improvement at all, these games will be indistinguishable from reality. You will not be able to tell the difference. Either that or civilization will end. Those are the two options.



Well, let’s talk about something fun. I admire that you want to go on the Mars. So we go to the Mars.


Yeah. So what will the life look like on Mars? Are you both moving? What do you think about that? Actually, I’m not interested in Mars. I just came back from there, so. I’m more interested on the Earth. The things, what’s going to happen in here. So why are you so curious about the Mars?

Among the set of actions we can take that are likely to increase the scope and scale of consciousness, such that we are better able to understand the nature of the universe, one of those actions is to become a multi-planet species or ensure that life is multiplanetary. Not because I think something, it’s not from the standpoint of it just being an escape hatch, or because I think that Earth is doomed, but there is a certain probability that is irreducible that something may happen to Earth, despite our best intentions, despite everything we try to do. There’s a probability at a certain point that some either external force or some internal unforced error causes civilization to be destroyed. Or sufficiently impaired such that it can no longer extend to another planet. This is the first time in the four and a half billion year history of Earth that it’s been possible to extend life beyond Earth. Before this, it was not possible. How long will this window be open? It may be open for a long time or it may be open for a short time. I think it would be wise to assume that it is open for a short time. And then let us secure the future, secure the future of consciousness such that the light of consciousness is not extinguished. And we should try to do this as quickly as possible. That’s my view.

It’s so difficult to secure the future of the Earth, but we can secure the future of next 100 years. I’m not the person that… I admire your courage for explore the Mars, but I admire lot of people spend efforts on improving the Earth. It’s great to send women and people to the Mars but we have to care about the 7.4 billion people on the Earth. How can we make the world more sustainable? And I’m not that fond of the Mars, because I think it’s easy to go to the Mars. When you go on the top of the hills, or the building. Just the one step you go to Mars, but you will never be able to come back. That’s my view.

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