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In her keynote speech at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that to get the world ready for an intelligent, autonomous future, they need to make sure humans have an equal say in the process.
In his speech, Zuckerberg discussed the $3.4 billion that he and his wife Priscilla Chan have donated to advance science, including toward a medical device that allows for brain surgery remotely.
“Our challenge is to help build the bridge that helps us build the society we want,” Zuckerberg said in his speech.
Chan and Zuckerberg’s focus has previously focused on entrepreneurship and education. He gave a $100 million donation to an underperforming public school in Newark, New Jersey, that in 2011, saw some positive results.
They also recently opened the newly named Fidelity Charitable, focusing on creative entrepreneurship and collaboration within the nonprofit world.
Zuckerberg also brought up the subject of artificial intelligence to a group of a dozen SXSW panelists, many of whom brought up their concerns with the technology.
“It’s clear that the most successful long-term technology investments we will make in this country have to be in artificial intelligence and robotics,” Zuckerberg said.