Elon Musk’s Twitter intentionally suspends Tweetbots, third-party apps, messages show Elon Musk may be an ardent supporter of all things Twitter. But he is not positive about its impact on the job market.
In fact the CEO of Tesla says that one of the great developments in technology is artificial intelligence which can eliminate many jobs at once.
Elon Musk, speaking alongside Alibaba founder Jack Ma at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai on Thursday, said AI will make jobs redundant. Elon Musk has advised young people to study engineering, saying those who can program AI software will be less vulnerable to job disruption.
Eventually, AI will just write its own software, he said. Musk’s comments come amid growing debate over the impact of technology on the global workforce. The World Economic Forum predicts that 75 million jobs will be displaced by 2022.
It was not all doom and gloom and Elon Musk said that businesses that focus on human interaction will continue to flourish even in a rapidly evolving employment landscape. That said, people basically love interacting with other people.
If you’re working on something that involves people or engineering, it’s probably a good approach, he said.