Call him adamant, he’s a visionary who wants to change the world. Call him “Old School” he’s proposing a better way to fly us all into the space and colonize Mars. Elon Musk is everything any tech enthusiast would look up to considering his tireless attitude towards work. He works 80 to 120 hours every week and sleeps at his company’s floor making him accessible to his employees every now and then whenever possible. He’s a genius and he’s hardworking at the same time.
But one thing Musk doesn’t quite agree with is the idea of AI which he believe would take over the human civilization right in our own eyes considering how smart they would become in just a matter of time. Recently, he predicted that AI will affect jobs rendering their human counterparts completely useless.
“AI will make jobs kind of pointless,” the Tesla CEO said on Thursday at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai. “Probably the last job that will remain will be writing AI software, and then eventually the AI will just write its own software.” Sounds funny right?
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To make humans relevant at least so as to still hold on to their jobs and remain relevant, Musk suggested people should study things like engineering, physics, art or at least any career that involve people interacting with each other.
“People enjoy, fundamentally, interacting with other people,” he said. “So if you’re working on something that involves people, or engineering, it’s probably a good approach.” There have of course been so many discussions and argument about whether AI will change the world for the best or worst.
In Japan for example, there are Hotels that are run completely by Robots and the rise of Humanoids might be another threat to the society we know of today. Many ha predicted that it’s just a matter of time before humans creates what they can’t control. There is infact recent report that said that Robots could replace humans in a quarter of US jobs by the year 2030 which is very soon.
Additionally, the report found that jobs with “predictable physical and cognitive tasks” are most vulnerable, while those that are more creative or require higher interpersonal social skills or higher education are safer from an AI takeover.