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Jack Ma: CEOs Could Be Robots In 30 Years. Plus, AI Will Cause People ‘More Pain Than Happiness.’

The chairman of Alibaba — Jack Ma—warned on Monday that over the next three decades, Artificial intelligence and other technologies will cause people “more pain than happiness.”
Before you get your face in this mood:

There is more.
He also said that Robots could replace CEOs. In his words:

“30 years later, the Time Magazine cover for the best CEO of the year very likely will be a robot. It remembers better than you, it counts faster than you, and it won’t be angry with competitors.”

In the coming 30 years, the world’s pain will be much more than happiness, because there are many more problems that we have come across,” Ma said.

Ma said this in a bid to encourage businesses to adapt or face problems in the future. According to him, 15 years ago, he gave hundreds of speeches warning about the impact of e-commerce on traditional retailers and few people listened because he wasn’t as well-known as he is now.

However, Ma is of the opinion that machines shouldn’t replace what humans can do, but instead, the technology community needs to look at making machines do what humans cannot. This would make the machine a “human partner” rather than an opponent.
The problem is that in the past, there has always been some new job to shift to. Blue collar job to white collar. Now, automation is hitting all across the board which means that in the future, many of these jobs will be gone with nothing to replace them as AI will do the new jobs too.
By the way, I wonder why some tech CEOs (Bill Gates, Elon Musk and others) are scared of AI? Shouldn’t they be saying how great AI is?
 

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8 comments on “Jack Ma: CEOs Could Be Robots In 30 Years. Plus, AI Will Cause People ‘More Pain Than Happiness.’

  1. KingAbsolute says:

    Most people has had these same fears, I am one of them. AI is great but sometimes I wonder what will happen to human when they start replacing human resources.
    But there is one thing Mr. Ma said that won’t make me totally fear AI, i.e. machines shouldn’t replace what humans can do, but making machines do what humans cannot.
    Machines should be a partner not an opponent.

  2. Victor Molokwu says:

    Mr ma is right, i even saw a machine(on some tech blog) that can mix cement , lay blocks , and it’s building capacity is more than what 25 labourers can do,.
    he doesn’t grudge, doesn’t piss , shit or eat..
    I’m afraid of the future job loses AI will bring, no sector or collar type job is safe, AI will/might even replace priests/pastors in future..At least AI pastors won’t​ have sex scandals 😂😂😂

  3. Pwilliams says:

    I like everything about AI..
    I pray the would be wrong with their predictions, maybe AI won’t be that dangerous

  4. Abbeyoneworld says:

    I hope people would reason well with this man because Arnold Schwarzenegger once mark this point….. ANYWAY,…. ALL IS WELL

  5. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, HE’S RIGHT AT WHAT HE WAS SAYING AND IF WR DON’T TAKE CARE, MANY OF THE SCI-FI MOVIES WE’VE SEEN CAN JUST SIMPLY BECOME REALITY.
    BUT, MORE SERIOUSLY, SHOULD HUMANS MAKE MACHINES THAT WILL CAUSE MORE PAIN INSTEAD OF HAPPINESS?…

  6. dammy says:

    oh well

  7. trying to replace Humans with machines definitely would have its backlash. Just imagine a time where humans become redundant while computer algorithm is the most sought after intelligence.. SMH

  8. runzlord says:

    My fear is not even all of these. My fear is in the creation of true AI, when this is done, the human race is in trouble! They will know they are more powerful than us and have no weakness, then wipe away our existence. This might be in 50-100 years time.

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