Jeff Bezos, the proprietor of Amazon, has become an admirer of “Oppenheimer” helmed by Christopher Nolan. “I don’t know if you saw the movie Oppenheimer.” In the most recent episode of Lex Fridman’s podcast, which premiered on Thursday, Bezos said, “First of all, I loved the movie.” Surprisingly, Bezos didn’t appear to be all that enthralled with Cillian Murphy’s performance as the film’s lead role.
Rather, Robert Downey Jr. was picked out by the billionaire. In the movie, the “Iron Man” actor portrayed Lewis Strauss, the previous US Atomic Energy Commission chairman. “I thought the best part of the movie is this bureaucrat played by Robert Downey Jr., who some of the people I’ve talked to think that’s the most boring part of the movie,” Bezos stated to Fridman. “I thought it was the most fascinating because what’s going on here is you realize we have invented these awesome, destructive, powerful technologies called nuclear weapons, and we humans, we’re not really capable of wielding these weapons. And that’s what he represented in that movie,” Bezos added.
The biography was mentioned by the original CEO of Amazon when discussing the advantages and disadvantages of artificial intelligence. “Even specialized AI could be very bad for humanity.” Later in the discussion, Bezos informed Fridman that “just regular machine learning models can make certain weapons of war, that could be incredibly destructive and very powerful.”
Notwithstanding the risks associated with the technology, Bezos expressed optimism about its broad advantages. “So the people who are overly concerned, in my view, overly, it is a valid debate. I think that they may be missing part of the equation, which is how helpful they could be in making sure we don’t destroy ourselves” Bezos stated. Tech CEOs have disagreed over how to best manage the advancement of AI. AI is an imminent danger, according to some, including Bezos, who thinks humans may have overstated the risks associated with the technology. Fox News reported in April that Elon Musk believes that the innovation “has the potential of civilization destruction.”
Musk, who subsequently founded his very own AI startup, warned Fox News that “AI is more dangerous than, say, mismanaged aircraft design or production maintenance or bad car production.”