Jack Ma predicts AI will dramatically reduce our workload in 30 years

Jack Ma predicts AI will dramatically reduce our workload in 30 years

It’s good news for people who find work a drag, as Alibaba founder Jack Ma believes we will work just four hours a day for four days a week by 2047.

The Chinese billionaire said he believed people would reap the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) and be free to spend more time travelling and less time working. But the 52-year-old founder of Alibaba — China’s equivalent of eBay — also warned ‘there’s going to be trouble’ with AI in the future unless governments move fast.

The Chinese billionaire Jack Ma said he believed people would reap the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) and be free to spend more time travelling and less time working MA’S THOUGHTS ON AI The Chinese billionaire said he believed people would reap the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) and be free to spend more time travelling and less time working. The 52-year-old Alibaba founder — China’s equivalent of eBay — warned ‘there’s going to be trouble’ with AI in the future unless governments move fast. ‘We should make sure the machine can do things that human beings cannot do’, he said. ‘And we have to prepare now.

Because the next 30 years is going to be painful.’ ‘I think in the next 30 years, people only work four hours a day and maybe four days a week’, he said. ‘The first technology revolution caused World War I,’ Ma told CNBC at the Gateway ’17 conference in Detroit. ‘The second technology revolution caused World War II. This is the third technology revolution’, he said. Ma, who is worth £22.8 billion ($28.4 billion), warned that people should not be making machines that work like humans. ‘We should make sure the machine can do things that human beings cannot do’, he said.

And we have to prepare now. Because the next 30 years is going to be painful.’ Ma thinks that we can hugely benefit from AI over the coming decades — although not without warning. ‘I think in the next 30 years, people will only work four hours a day and maybe four days a week’, he said.

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