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AI will make jobs pointless, Elon Musk says.


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Elon Musk could also be one of many largest names in tech, however his views on how synthetic intelligence will have an effect on jobs aren’t so rosy. 

“AI will make jobs sort of pointless,” the Tesla CEO stated Thursday on the World Synthetic Intelligence Convention in Shanghai. “In all probability the final job that can stay can be writing AI software program, after which ultimately the AI will simply write its personal software program.”

Musk recommended folks examine issues like engineering, physics, artwork or careers that contain folks interacting with one another. 

“Folks take pleasure in, basically, interacting with different folks,” he stated. “So if you happen to’re engaged on one thing that includes folks, or engineering, it is most likely a great strategy.”

There’s loads of debate over whether or not AI will take over our jobs, with one report earlier this 12 months discovering that robots may exchange people in 1 / 4 of US jobs by 2030. Moreover, the report discovered that jobs with “predictable bodily and cognitive duties” are most susceptible, whereas these which are extra inventive or require larger interpersonal social abilities or larger training are safer from an AI takeover.