Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has once again shared his vision regarding artificial intelligence (AI), predicting a future where the advancement of AI could lead to a situation where jobs are no longer a necessity.
This perspective was shared during a recent discussion, showcasing Musk’s long-standing interest in the potential and pitfalls of AI technology.
Musk on AI and Employment
During the discussion, Musk elaborated on how AI could take over most of the jobs currently performed by humans, thereby eliminating the need for people to work.
He suggested that as AI becomes capable of outperforming humans in most economically valuable work, the notion of work as a necessity could become obsolete.
Tomorrow, @xAI will release its first AI to a select group.
In some important respects, it is the best that currently exists.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 3, 2023
Potential Universal Basic Income
Given the scenario where AI takes on the majority of jobs, Musk has previously hinted at the potential for a Universal Basic Income (UBI) as a solution to support individuals.
UBI could provide a financial cushion for people, allowing them to explore other interests and pursuits without the pressure of earning a livelihood through traditional employment.
Public and Expert Reactions
Musk’s vision of an AI-driven future without the need for human employment has stirred discussions among the public and experts alike.
While some see the potential for a utopian society where individuals are free to pursue their passions, others express concerns over the societal and economic implications such a shift could entail.
Forward-Thinking or Futuristic Fantasy?
The debate continues on whether Musk’s vision is a forward-thinking approach to the evolving job market or a futuristic fantasy.
As AI technology continues to advance, the discourse on its impact on employment and the broader societal structure is likely to intensify.
With information from Fox Business