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Elon Musk disses Facebook on Twitter, suggests its AI is not good

Facebook head of AI recently tweeted saying that Tesla CEO Elon Musk does not know what he is talking about where AI is concerned. To this, Tesla replied saying "Facebook sucks"

twitter-logoYasmin Ahmed | May 15, 2020 | Updated 13:30 IST
(Source: Reuters)

Highlights

  • Musk tweeted “Facebook sucks” after Facebook head of AI publicly said Tesla doesn't know what he is talking about.
  • Musk has gotten into arguments about the future of AI with Mark Zuckerberg before.
  • Musk recently threatened to move the headquarters of Tesla from California.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Facebook's Head of AI are caught up in a Twitter feud.

"Facebook Sucks," Musk wrote on Twitter. This was in reply to Facebook head of AI, Jerome Pesenti's comment who recently wrote that Musk has no idea what he is talking about where AI is concerned.

"I believe a lot of people in the AI community would be ok saying it publicly @elonmusk has no idea what he is talking about when he talks about AI. There is no such thing as AGI and we are nowhere near matching human intelligence. #noAGI," Pesenti tweeted.

Musk is known, rather infamous for the kind of tweets he posts, and where Facebook is concerned, the two don't get along that well.

In February, Musk replied to Facebook's Sacha Baron Cohen's tweet on Facebook regulation. "#DeleteFacebook It's lame," Musk wrote encouraging users to remove Facebook.

Musk had also removed the official pages of SpaceX and Tesla from Facebook saying he was not aware that the pages existed.

Musk has laid his emphasis on the ability of AI and the things it can do. In a conference, Musk had said that AI will be "smarter than the smartest human."

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Musk have had disagreements in the past where the future of AI is concerned.

Where Musk believes AI could be more powerful than nuclear weapons, Zuckerberg thinks it could be used to help humankind. The two tech-giants have been vocal about it in the past.

I have exposure to the most cutting edge AI, and I think people should be concerned by it, Elon Musk has said in the past.

Musk was recently in the news for threatening to move the headquarters of Tesla from California to Texas to which Lorena Gonzalez from San Diego tweeted "F*ck Elon Musk"

"Frankly, this is the final straw," Musk wrote. "Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately. If we even retain Fremont manufacturing activity at all, it will be dependen[t] on how Tesla is treated in the future. Tesla is the last carmaker left in [California]."

Musk had been pushing to open the California Tesla factory but the Alameda County health department restricted him from doing it because of coronavirus.

Tesla then filed a lawsuit against the county calling the restrictions a power grab by the county.

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