Feb 13, 2018 - Technology

Peter Thiel: AI is communist

Peter Thiel speaking at the National Republican Convention

Peter Thiel, speaking at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

Venture capitalist and Trump advisor Peter Thiel recently engaged in a wide-ranging conversation at Stanford University with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, during which he said:

“Crypto is decentralizing, AI is centralizing. Or, if you want to frame it more ideologically, crypto is libertarian and AI is communist."

Thiel added that he believes only the first half of that equation is regularly discussed in Silicon Valley, owing to left-wing bias.

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