The future of artificial intelligence continues to be a polarizing topic. 
 
The latest to weigh on the subject is billionaire investor Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates. "Algorithmic decision making are going to produce better decision making and replace a lot of people," Dalio told TheStreet in an interview. "It has implications in terms of employment and so on, but it is also dangerous. Two red flags: do you understand the criteria that are in those algorithms so you can say "ah that's logical" and I buy into it or are you blindly following [them]?"
 
Tesla ( TSLA) CEO Elon Musk is with Dalio on sounding concern on a future run by robots.
 
What has become the new normal for Musk, the prolific inventor tweeted recently about a future of world war fueled by the rise of artificial intelligence. "China, Russia, soon all countries with strong computer science. Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 imo," Musk wrote recently. 
 
The latest comments come on the heels ones made by Musk last month.
 
"If you're not concerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea," Musk  tweeted on Aug. 11.
 
While Musk's comments seem somewhat bombastic, they do shed light on the growing influence of artificial intelligence on humanity.
 
From Starbucks ( SBUX)  to IBM ( IBM) , the use of artificial intelligence by big companies to alter your behavior is becoming a major thing.
 
The most recent example is coffee giant Starbucks, as TheStreet recently reported.
 
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