What Did Mark Cuban Say During His Speaking Engagement at CES?

There is no question that Mark Cuban is one of the top opinion leaders in the spaces of technology and entrepreneurism. That made his speaking engagement last week at the Consumer Electronics Show's Entertainment Summit one of the most-anticipated of the entire event. 

Cuban hit on an array of topics during the moderated Q&A at the Aria Las Vegas Resort hosted by Variety co-editor-and-chief Andrew Wallenstein. His most interesting comments revolved around the future of AI and the U.S. economy, but he also tackled subjects like the merits of the popular new social network TikTok and how new regulation will affect Big Tech. 

Cuban is a big believer in AI and its ability to change people's lives, both at an away from work. He said its absolutely imperative that businesses embrace this technology and that he himself is taking classes to better understand it. 

"If you don't know AI, you're the equivalent of somebody in 1999 saying 'I'm sure this Internet thing will be ok, but I don't give a shit,'" said Cuban. "If you want to be relevant in business, you have to or you will be a dinosaur very quickly. There's going to be AI haves and have-nots. If you're a have not, you might as well rip out all the computers in your office and throw away your phones. That's how impactful it's going to be." 

Cuban was also asked about how TikTok has taken off with its short video creation format and he liked how it has completely differentiated itself from other social media platforms. He has been actively engaging with the app and one video he did with his children registered 1.6 million views in 20 hours. 

On the topic of more regulation coming to tech, Cuban said that it is inevitable. He, however, does not agree with any type of corporate breakup levied against companies like Facebook and Google.

"That would be stupid," said Cuban. "(They are) doing the research that's keeping our country competitive with other countries in terms of AI." 

As Cuban's public and business portfolio continues to grow, he also continues to be an in-demand keynote speaker for some of the world's top business and technology conferences. Many audiences enjoy the frank way he addresses the issues of the day and entertains while providing valuable insight. 

Organizations and groups can also glean great insight from Cuban's three decades as a top entrepreneur. He originally founded Broadcast.com then sold it in 1999 to Yahoo for $5.6 billion. 

Cuban then purchased the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and became one of the league's model owners as well as guiding them to their first championship in franchise history in 2011. Today, the Mavericks are one of the most valuable teams in sports according to Forbes. 

Cuban is also the chairman and CEO of AXS tv. He has become even better known with people all around the country due to his role as one of the "Sharks" on ABC's hit show, Shark Tank. 

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