Although artificial intelligence has not yet brought about the end of the world, it did somehow lead to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla and Twitter owner Elon Musk agreeing to a cage fight.
Both Musk and Zuckerberg have been engaged in a public dispute over the subject of artificial intelligence for some time, and they are both gravely determined to take their beef to the mixed martial arts ring, also known as the octagon due to its eight sides.
While Musk has been a vocal opponent of artificial intelligence, stating that it could be a threat to humanity’s existence if left unchecked, Zuckerberg has been more optimistic about the technology’s potential to improve people’s lives.
The two have traded barbs on social media and in interviews, with Musk calling Zuckerberg’s understanding of AI “limited” and Zuckerberg calling Musk’s warnings “irresponsible”.
The proposed cage match between the two has been met with a mix of excitement and scepticism. Some fans of the two tech moguls have expressed interest in seeing them battle it out, while others have criticized the idea as a publicity stunt.
There are also concerns about the safety of the two men, given the physical demands of a cage fight. However, if the fight were to happen, it would likely be a huge moneymaker for all involved.
The Mayweather-McGregor fight reportedly generated over $600 million in revenue, and a Zuckerberg-Musk fight could potentially surpass that figure.
It remains to be seen whether the two billionaires will actually step into the cage, or if the whole thing is just a publicity stunt.
But one thing is clear: the public feud between Zuckerberg and Musk shows no signs of abating, and their differing views on AI will likely continue to be a topic of debate for years to come.