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Elon Musk Envisions a Future Jobless World Where ‘AI Is Able to Do Everything’

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Updated by Kyle Baird
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In Brief

  • Elon Musk predicts AI could make jobs obsolete, becoming the "most disruptive force in history," surpassing human intelligence.
  • Despite warnings about AI's potential threats, Musk's companies are deeply involved in AI development and data collection.
  • Musk's social media platform, X, collects extensive user data to power job matching and AI development, pushing the platform's capabilities.
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Elon Musk, the billionaire tech mogul, envisions a future where artificial intelligence (AI) might render all jobs obsolete, becoming the “most disruptive force in history.”

He believes that AI could reach a point where it surpasses human intelligence, potentially fulfilling any task, leading to a world where jobs are optional. 

Elon Musk Discusses AI as Potential ‘Disruptive Force’ at UK Summit

At an official UK government event, Musk told PM Rishi Sunak:

“AI will have the potential to become the most disruptive force in history.”

He painted a picture of a future where humans would work only for personal satisfaction. This is because AI would be capable of doing everything. Musk added:

“It’s hard to say exactly what that moment is, but there will come a point where no job is needed.”

Musk, who owns Tesla, SpaceX, and X (formerly known as Twitter), has repeatedly warned about the potential threats of AI.

He once compared its potential danger to nuclear weapons and called for a pause in the development of AI more advanced than OpenAI’s GPT-4 software

Artificial Intelligence AI Statistics. Source: Finances Online
Artificial Intelligence AI Statistics. Source: Finances Online

Read more: Will AI Replace Humans?

AI Used for Data Collection

Despite his reservations, Musk’s companies are deeply involved in AI development. X, under Musk’s ownership, recently updated its privacy policy to collect extensive user data, including employment history and biometric data. This data will power initiatives like job matching and AI development, pushing X beyond a simple social media platform into an all-encompassing service. 

X’s new privacy policy gives it permission to gather detailed information about its users. This includes employment history, educational background, job search activity, skills, and even biometric data. According to the updated policy,

“X states it will use this data to recommend potential jobs to users and share their profiles with prospective employers.”

The platform also intends to use this data to train machine learning and AI models

While these developments are seen as a step forward in making X an “everything app,” they have raised concerns among privacy advocates. They argue that users should have more control over how their information is used, especially for AI development. 

Musk’s vision of a jobless world powered by AI raises questions about the future of work and meaning of life. As AI continues to advance, the conversation about its impacts on society, the economy, and personal lives will only intensify. As Musk himself noted,

“One of the challenges in the future will be how do we find meaning in life.”

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Kyle Baird
Kyle migrated from the East Coast USA to South-East Asia after graduating from Pennsylvania's East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2010. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Kyle got his start buying stocks and precious metals in his teens. This sparked his interest in learning and writing about cryptocurrencies. He started as a copywriter for Bitcoinist in 2016 before taking on an editor's role at BeInCrypto at the beginning of 2018.
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