The venture capitalist, who co-founded big data company Palantir, said at an event in Miami that on your way to AGI, you get surveillance AI, which he described as “communist totalitarian technology.”
Those worried about AGI don’t “pay attention to what really matters,” Thiel said, adding that governments would use AI-based facial recognition technology to control people.
However, Thiel seems to have forgotten that one of the biggest investors in Clearview AI and surveillance startup Anduril was Palantir, which is owned by Peter Theil.
Palantir, which has a market value of $ 48 billion, has developed data search technology that intelligence agencies and governments use for surveillance and to spot suspicious patterns in public and private databases. Clients include the CIA, the FBI, and the US military.
In the same speech, Thiel pitted AI against cryptocurrency, saying he would rather see the latter succeed. “If we say crypto is libertarian and it’s fundamentally a force for decentralization, then I think we should also be prepared to say that AI, especially in the form of low-tech surveillance, is essentially communist. . “
âIf you want to present it as a tech raceâ¦ I want the decentralized crypto world to work,â he said.