The magnates behind
Tesla disagree about the future.
Jack Ma, the second richest man in China, said he was "quite optimistic" about the effects that artificial intelligence can have on humans and added that there is nothing to fear.
"I'm not sure, I don't think it's going to be that way," I replied
, arguing that technology advances at a faster rate than our ability to understand it.
Entrepreneurs, who are part of the most influential leaders in the technology and commercial sector, faced their views at an event held last week at the World Conference on Artificial Intelligence (WAIC), in Shanghi.
Work three days a week?
Jack Ma is the second richest man in China, according to Forbes
Ma, which has caused controversy to support the idea that people work from nine in the morning to nine at night and six days a week (
a system known as 996), argued that with technological development, employees will work much less in the future.
"I think people should work three days a week and four hours a day," said the billionaire, "because, with artificial intelligence, people will have more time to enjoy. I don't think we need many jobs."
"The jobs we need are those that make people happier."
"Don't worry, we will have jobs," he added.
He cited the Industrial Revolution and electricity to exemplify how developments in technology gave way to a better balance between work and personal life.
In addition, the businessman said that people live many more years.
"In the era of artificial intelligence people can live 120 years."
"We need artificial intelligence so that
take care of the elderly. "
While the founder of Alibaba is optimistic, Tesla's tycoon and space entrepreneur believes that humanity can come to an end
On the contrary, Musk said that mass unemployment is a real concern.
will make jobs a little useless. "
"Probably the last job that remains is to develop artificial intelligence and eventually artificial intelligence to code your own software."
The billionaire added that there is a risk that humanity will come to an end and that it will finally be seen as a point of preparation for the beginning of a higher type of life.
"You can think of humanity as a biological driver for digital sper-intelligence."
To avoid that fate, he said we need to find a way to connect our brains to computers, something he will be trying to do through one of his latest startups.
"Don't worry about the machines," said Ma.
It is a computer. A computer is a toy. "
"A computer can be smart, but humans are smarter," he added, to which Musk replied: "Definitely not."
What do you agree with?
"The biggest problem the world will have in 20 years is the one of its population," says Musk
In that fears about the overpopulation of the planet are wrong.
"The biggest problem facing the world in 20 years is the population decline," Musk said.
That prediction received the full support of Ma.
"The speed at which to decrease the population increase," he added.
However, he added that the use of artificial intelligence to extend life for years may be part of the solution.
(tagsToTranslate) Billionaires Jack Ma and Elon Musk disagree on what is the greatest threat to humanity – LA NACION