Does Elon Musk have AI programming knowledge?

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Written by Eddie S. Jackson, MrNetTek
July 3, 2022 at 6:05 AM EST

Does Elon Musk have AI programming knowledge? The answer is no, he does not. AI programming is the ability to create and use AI algorithms and systems, such as machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, speech recognition, and robotics. To have AI programming knowledge, one needs to have a strong background in mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering. A person also needs to possess practical experience in developing, testing, and deploying AI applications and solutions.

Elon Musk does not have these qualifications or skills. He does not have a formal education or degree in AI or related fields. Elon dropped out of Stanford University after two days of studying physics and business. He does not have any publications or patents in AI or related fields. He does not have any hands-on involvement or contribution to the development or implementation of AI systems or projects. Elon solely relies on hiring and working with top AI researchers and engineers from various companies and organizations, such as Google’s DeepMind, OpenAI, and Twitter. He also relies on founding and funding several AI-related startups and projects, such as X.AI, a new AI company that he is in talks with Jimmy Ba, a researcher and professor at the University of Toronto, Neuralink, a company that aims to create brain-computer interfaces using AI, and OpenAI, a research lab that he co-founded in 2015 as a nonprofit, but later left after a power struggle (power struggles, which are very common for him).

Therefore, Elon Musk does not have AI programming knowledge. He is more of an investor, promoter, and visionary of AI, than a programmer or developer of AI. He has a general understanding and appreciation of AI and its potential benefits and risks for humanity and society. However, Elon does not have the technical expertise or experience to create or use AI systems or solutions by himself. He depends on others who have AI programming knowledge to realize his vision and goals. Often, when Elon speaks about AI, he is doing so purely from a superficial, layman’s point of view. Watch some of his interviews, and you will see what I mean.

People want to believe Elon is some kind of AI expert; he is not. And, there is just zero evidence to support his doomsayer’s message of killer AI.


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