Jack Ma: A.I. could give us 12-hour work weeks

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“Billionaire Jack Ma, who stirred controversy when he made comments supporting 12-hour work days, now says with the advent of advanced technology and artificial intelligence, people should work 12-hour work weeks.

‘I think people should work three days a week, four hours a day,’ Ma, the founder of Alibaba, said at the annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai Thursday.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates told Fox Business at the World Economic Forum in 2018 that machine learning will allow humans to be more productive.

So ‘certainly we can look forward to the idea that vacations will be longer at some point,’ Gates said. ‘The purpose of humanity is not just to sit behind a counter and sell things. More free time is not a terrible thing.'”


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