Elon Musk tells Rishi Sunak AI will eventually mean no one needs to have a job ... trends now
In conversation with the Prime Minister, the tech billionaire compared AI to a 'magic genie' that would bring a time when 'no job is needed'.
Mr Musk said people could still work 'for personal satisfaction' if they wanted, and one of the future challenges would be finding 'meaning in life'.
Mr Sunak replied: 'I'm someone who believes work gives you meaning.'
Speaking in front of tech bosses and journalists, Mr Musk said: 'You can have a job if you want to for personal satisfaction, AI can do everything.
'I don't know if that makes people comfortable or uncomfortable. It's both good and bad.
'One of the challenges in future will be how do we find meaning in life. We won't have universal basic income but universal high income. It'll be good for education - it'll be the best tutor.'
Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, left, attends an in-conversation event with Tesla and SpaceX's CEO Elon Musk in London, Thursday, November 2, 2023
Rishi Sunak and Elon Musk met in London following the AI summit in Buckinghamshire
'There is a need for government to play a role when public safety is at risk. It can be annoying, but having a referee is a good thing,' Musk said
Speaking at Lancaster House following the AI summit at Bletchley Park, Mr Musk described 'a future of abundance where there is no scarcity,' calling AI a 'magic genie'. But he then quipped that those fairytales rarely end well.
Artificial intelligence software will be vetted by the security services to prevent ‘misuse’ by terrorists and rogue states, under plans approved by world leaders.
Rishi Sunak led a discussion at yesterday’s AI summit on the introduction of ‘state-backed testing’.
Whitehall sources said the plan would involve testing by agencies including GCHQ and MI5. One insider said: ‘The safety assessment is done by the companies themselves. But they do not have access to the kind of classified material that would allow them to ask the right questions to discover whether this technology can do the really dangerous stuff.’
Mr Sunak said all the leading AI pioneers had agreed to have their new models tested by British and US ‘safety institutes’ before their release to the public.
Chinese ministers were notably excluded from the