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Michael Dell On Regulating AI, The Coming 5G Explosion And Considering Going Public, Or Not

Matt Brown

You compare AI to a rocket ship, and Elon Musk compared it to an atomic bomb and said it should be regulated. Do you think it should be regulated, and why?

Regulation usually happens because people are afraid of something, or something really bad happens. Is that possible with AI? Absolutely. It's our job to prevent that. Regulation also shows up in the contexts of the least-common denominator. Somebody does something really bad with something and regulators say we should regulate it. Our job as a responsible company is to say how do we make sure these things are being used for good. These are powerful tools, but that's really all they are. Let me go back a little bit in time and talk about some older technology, like fire. When fire came out, people said this is amazing technology, you can have light at night, you can heat stuff up, you can make food. Then somebody figured out how to do something bad with it. We can light the other village on fire. Every technology creates good and bad. Saying AI is really bad and we shouldn't have AI is nonsense. We have to figure out how to use it in a responsible way. That's our job.

 
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