Elon Musk says AI will replace all our jobs

  • Elon Musk predicts AI will take the jobs of all of human beings and he believes that it may not be a negative thing.
  • He points out that AI can provide any goods and services people need as long as “universal high income” is available.

Elon Musk says artificial intelligence (AI) will take all our jobs and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Musk’s prediction of AI

“Probably none of us will have a job,” Musk said about AI at a tech conference on Thursday. What is more, he described the future jobs as “optional” at VivaTech 2024 in Paris. “If you want to do a job that’s kinda like a hobby, you can do a job,” he said. “AI and the robots will provide any goods and services that you want.” But universal high income is needed. “There would be no shortage of goods or services,” he added.

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Concerns and Musk’s reflection on future AI

As AI capabilities have surged over the past few years, regulators, companies and consumers are still figuring out how to use the technology responsibly. At the same time, concerns also continue to mount over how various industries and jobs will change as AI proliferates in the market. Jobs requiring a high emotional intelligence and human interaction, however, will not need replacing, according to some experts. Examples include mental health professionals, creatives and teachers. Musk also showed his concerns, calling the technology his biggest fear. Furthermore, he doubted whether people would feel emotionally fulfilled in a jobless future. He also used his stage time to urge parents to limit the amount of social media that children can see because “they’re being programmed by a dopamine-maximising AI.”


Audrey Huang

Audrey Huang is an intern news reporter at Blue Tech Wave. She is interested in AI and startup stories. Send tips to a.huang@btw.media.

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