Is AI Going to Kill Us All? What Tech Billionaires Think


Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI has been around longer than you probably knew, in fact, AI has been around since 1950’S and we use AI ourselves whether we know it or not. But, since there were no internet back then and no sci-fi movies that showed AI killing us all, everyone was chill. However, in present days there three types of people, those who are terrified of AI taking over the world, those who thinks AI could be solution for a lot of our problems and AI should be used more in our day to day life and then their are tech billionaires, some we idolize, but some has potential to turn into a supervillain (if they aren’t already). So, what do these tech Billionaires think about AI? lets find out.

In this post, we will learn what top 10 Tech Billionaires think and plan about AI.

10. Michael Dell

Michael Dell – Image source: Reuters/

Net worth: $36.8 billion

Age: 56

Owner of Dell

Michael Dell thinks AI should not be held back because of fear. He thinks, every technology have a good and bad side and it is our responsibility to make sure that AI is used for good purposes.

“Every technology creates good and bad, You can sit here and say, ‘AI is really bad, we shouldn’t have AI’ — that’s nonsense. We have to figure out how to use it in a responsible way, that’s our job.” – Dell said to Journalists at Dell Technologies World.

“If you hold something back that’s really powerful and good, fundamentally, it’s like mostly good, that’s just not going to work.”

It is clear that Dell is on the side of AI.

9. Jack Ma

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Net worth: $57.1 billion

Age: 57

Founder of Ali Baba.

Ma who famously suggested 12hour workday, changed his statement saying we should get 12 hours wok week with the help of artificial intelligence.

In 2019, at the annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, Jack Ma said, “I think that because of artificial intelligence, people will have more time to enjoy being human beings. I don’t think we’ll need a lot of jobs,” he added “The jobs we need are ones to make people happier people experience life, enjoy being human beings.” (Source: CNBC)

Jack Ma is not the only tech billionaires who thinks we will have less working hours because of AI. keep reading to learn who the other person is.

8.Sergey Brin

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Net worth: $69.2 billion

Age: 48

Co-Founder of Google

The Google Co-Founder is not completely optimistic about the use AI. He acknowledges the potential of this technology and said that- “I expect machine learning technology to continue to evolve rapidly and for Alphabet to continue to be a leader – in both the technological and ethical evolution of the field,”

He also thinks AI tools might change the nature and number of jobs, or be used to manipulate people. (Source: WIRED)

7. Larry Ellison

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Net worth: $70.8 billion

Age: 77

Founder of Oracle

Oracle Founder Larry Ellison thinks machine learning maybe the most important new technology of the past decade. He also said that, AI is playing an important role in his company Oracle’s own autonomous database product. He added that that the product would not be autonomous without AI and it maybe one of the most important computer technologies ever.

However, he does share a concern that if AI becomes self consious or more powerful than humans then the most logical thing for that AI would be to kill us all, its only competitor. (Source: Barron’s)

6. Larry Page

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Net worth: $71.4 billion

Age: 48

Co-Founder of Google 

The other google founder share similar opinion about AI as Sergey Bin. So here’s a quote of Larry Page from the year 2000 about Artificial Intelligence-

“Artificial intelligence would be the ultimate version of Google. The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on the Web. It would understand exactly what you wanted, and it would give you the right thing. We’re nowhere near doing that now. However, we can get incrementally closer to that, and that is basically what we work on.” 

5.Steve Ballmer

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Net worth: $73.3 billion

Age: 65

Former CEO of Microsoft (2000-2014)

During his tenure investments in the foundational technologies required to make the dream a reality continued. Steve Ballmer articulated the following description of his and Microsoft’s AI vision in a July 11th, 2013 memo:

“Our machine learning infrastructure will understand people’s needs and what is available in the world, and will provide information and assistance,”…”We will be great at anticipating needs in people’s daily routines and providing insight and assistance when they need it. When it comes to life’s most important tasks and events, we will pay extra attention. The research done, the data collected and analyzed, the meetings and discussions had, and the money spent are all amplified for people during life’s big moments.”

We will provide the tools people need to capture their own data and organize and analyze it in conjunction with the massive amount of data available over the Web.”

Our shell will natively support all of our essential services, and will be great at responding seamlessly to what people ask for, and even anticipating what they need before they ask for it.”

(Source: Windows Central )

4. Mark Zuckerberg

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Net worth: $96.7 billion

Age: 37

Founder of Facebook.

Zuckerberg said, “AI is going to make our lives better in the future, and doomsday scenarios are “pretty irresponsible,”

It is clear that the Facebook founder is optimistic about the use of AI. He thinks AI can make our lives a lot easier and added that AI can seriously help us combat fake news, one of the many issues his social media platform Facebook faces everyday. His view on AI is almost opposite to that of Elon Mask, another Tech Billionaire who thinks AI could be the end of all humanity and they often criticize each others view on Artificial Intelligence.

3. Elon Musk

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Net worth: $103 Billion

Age: 50

Founder of Tesla

Elon Mask, the owner of Tesla, SpaceX and recently The Boring Company shared concern about Artificial Intelligent that it can soon become as smart as humans if not more and if this happens, it will the end for humans. He shared this concern in response to Google’s purchase of DeepMind in 2014, a company that specializes in AI. Musk said, ” London research lab DeepMind is a “top concern” when it comes to artificial intelligence.”

Musk also criticizes Mark Zuckerberg on his view on Artificial Intelligence.

2. Bill Gates

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Net worth: $123 billion

Age: 65

Co-Founder of Microsoft.

Tech Billionaire Bill Gates compared AI with Nuclear energy calling it both promising and dangerous.

He thinks the most dangerous application of AI is in Weapon System, while Elon Musk thinks Cutting Edge AI is the most dangerous one. but Gates see great potential in AI that can be useful to us.

the “nature of these technologies to find patterns and insights…is a chance to do something in terms of social science policy, particularly education policy, also, you know, health care quality, health care cost — it’s a chance to take systems that are inherently complex in nature,” Gates said. (Source: CNBC)

1. Jeff Bezos

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Net worth: $178 billion

Age: 57

Founder of Amazon

Amazon CEO shares a similar opinion with Bill Gates as both consider the use of AI in the weapon Systems is the worst use of AI. Bezos said, Autonomous weapons are ‘genuinely scary,’ in an interview.

However, Bezos do not think that robots are going to put us out of work.

So, do you think any of these tech billionaires are going to turn supervillain in the future? If one of them is not one already?

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