Elon Musk And Jack Ma Discussion — Jack Ma Is Not That Great as He Looks
I lost respect for Jack Ma. His level of thinking about Mars and the AI is very limited. He several times uses the word “Alibaba intelligence” To AI. He asked Elon Musk “Why you are going to Mars when we already have a lot of problems to be solved here” he is not a tech guy but remember you don’t need to be a tech guy to find out the future perspective of Artificial intelligence and why humans need to be multi-planetary.
In simple terms, I find out that Jack Ma is more concerned over the Present state while Elon Musk thinks about the humanity of the future. One instant, Jack Ma said “A Human can’t make a machine that is smarter than him, so we don’t need to worry about the Artificial Intelligence stealing our Jobs” really, did you never use a Calculator or an ATM, ATM works faster and effective than a human cashier. As an Engineer, I am telling you this “AI Will definitely take over the jobs where there is a repetition, like turning on and off any system or moving apart from one fixed location to another. Only those people will have jobs that have technical skills.
Ma: I never in my life say human beings will be controlled by machines, it’s impossible…Human beings can never create another thing that is smarter than human beings.
Musk: I very much disagree with that. The biggest mistake I see people making is to assume they’re smart.
Jack Ma is not really interested in Mars, great. For those people who think that Mars is just a piece of sand, full of Carbon-dioxide and sand storms. I tell you this, Mars may look like an empty planet to you but this is the first time a human will try to put his foot on another planet. Think about it as; Most of our ancestors were living in Africa, they didn’t know about the other continents such as Australia and America. When they discovered new continents, new opportunities emerged for all Homo-Sapiens.
Jack Ma said “It is easier to land on Mars than Solving problems on Earth-like cleaning the ocean from dust” This was the moment I was sure that he has no knowledge about the SPACE AND Mars. It is not easy as it sounds, the biggest problem in the 21st Century is to make rocket reusable. SpaceX did an amazing job. Landing on Mars might be easy than leaving it. SpaceX did achieve this landmark.
“Going to the Mars is easy” — Jack Ma
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