What Business Leaders thinks about Machine or Automation replacing our jobs ?

Half of U.S. jobs will potentially be replaced by robots and automated technology in the next 10 to 20 years, according to a 2013 study by Oxford University.A lot of Business leaders expressed their thoughts on Automating job that we do today. Let’s see their views on this.

Bill Gates (Billionaire and co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation) : In an interview with Fourtune Bill Gates anticipates that robots will replace number of workers over next 20 years. By taxing the robots it will slow down the pace of automation. Automation will lead to more job losses in warehouse operations ,truck driving and manifacturing but overall impact will lead to increase in employment.

Jack Ma : Predicts next 30 years will be really painful if we not invest wisely in terms of technology and innovation. He told at CNBC interview ‘In next 30 years , people will work only 4 hours a day probably 4 days a week’. People will travel more , as of now we in lifetime visits 30 places but that number will go as high as 300.

Elon musk (He is the founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; a co-founder,Series A investor, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Inc.; co-chairman of OpenAI; and founder and CEO of Neuralink. Musk is also a co-founder and former chairman of SolarCity, co-founder of Zip2, and founder of X.com) : In an interview with CNBC , he said “I think that there’s a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation,” . Universal basic income its concept where all citizens will receive small regular stipend to cover basic housing and food needs etc.

Warren Buffet (CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway) : ‘IF ONE PERSON COULD PUSH A BUTTON AND TURN OUT EVERYTHING WE TURN OUT NOW, IS THAT GOOD FOR THE WORLD OR BAD FOR THE WORLD?’. He explains example of farms about 80% people working on farm will reduce to 2-3%. With fewer people needed to work on farms, more are able to pursue other skills and vocations. Buffet says he is optimistic about future and will lead to more innovation in terms of technology.

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