In previous statements, he had already spoken ill of other technological advances that have come to stay, such as cryptocurrencies.
The arrival of advanced artificial intelligence is assuming a true paradigm shift, an advance that is not only within the reach of corporations, but also of the users themselves.
However, not everyone is passionate about advancing artificial intelligence, and we have a number of detractors, including Elon Musk himself.
But the last skeptic is the fifth richest person in the world, Warren Buffettwhich has not been cut short by comparing artificial intelligence to the creation of the atomic bomb.
However, Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, was speaking about the progress of the IA during the company’s annual meeting in Nebraska this past weekend.
On the one hand, the vice president of the company was asked, Charlie Munger, if you believed that AI would have a positive impact on actions in the market and society in general.
“Well, if you went to BYD factories in China, you would see robotics working at an incredible rate. So we’re going to see a lot more robotics in the world. Personally, I’m skeptical of some of the hype going on in artificial intelligence. I think old-fashioned intelligence works pretty well,” he comments.
Warnings about advancement in AI
On the other hand, Warren Buffett, although he praised the artificial intelligencealso issued a warning: “when something can do all kinds of things, it worries me a little.”
“We invented for very, very good reasons, the atomic bomb. And, in World War II, it was enormously important that we did it. But is it good for the next 200 years of the world that the ability to do it has been unleashed?” he asserts.
Buffet has already shown on previous occasions that nuclear war is one of his greatest fears and compared artificial intelligence to nuclear weapons, paraphrasing a quote Albert Einstein said after splitting the atom: “the unleashed power of the atom has changed everything except our way of thinking and, therefore, we are heading towards an unprecedented catastrophe”.
Buffett’s take on it is “with AI, you can change everything in the world except how men think and behave, and that’s a big step to take.”
While Warren Buffett is concerned about the advancement in AI, he has also previously not spoken highly of other technological advances such as cryptocurrencies.