bill gates says 3 day work week possible with ai
Bill Gates – an American businessman, investor, philanthropist, writer, and co-founder of the software giant Microsoft – has said that a 3-day work week is possible with the help of AI (Artificial Intelligence).
While talking to South African comedian and writer Trevor Noah on his podcast ‘What Now’, Bill Gates said that technology and AI would not replace humans but it could make a 3-day work week possible.
In the 45-minute-long conversation, the tech billionaire talked about AI and technology and how it can be used to achieve work-life balance. He also said that AI would not be taking jobs.
Humans “don’t have to work so hard”
Trevor Noah asked Bill Gates, Former CEO of Microsoft, about the threat of artificial intelligence (AI) to jobs and if AI can take jobs. To which, Bill Gates replied that there could be one day when humans “don’t have to work so hard.” He said there could exist a world where “machines can make all the food and the stuff”, making a 3-day work week possible.
The 68-year-old Microsoft cofounder said, “If you eventually get a society where you only have to work three days a week, that’s probably OK.”
In response to a question from comedian Noah regarding the potential impact of artificial intelligence on employment, Bill Gates said that AI can take over labor-intensive tasks, allowing people to focus on more meaningful endeavors.
AI for work-life balance
UK workers are already using AI for better work-life balance. Accenture, a business management consultant company, has said in a report that UK workers are taking help of artificial intelligence (AI) for better work-life balance. Nearly half of UK workers are using generative AI at least once a week to free up more time away from work.
Bill Gates has highlighted the importance of providing access to AI-driven tools in order to help workers achieve work-life balance. The tech billionaire sees AI as a means to enhance productivity and improve work-life balance.
Amid the rapid expansion of technology, adopting tech trends can help to reshape how the workers work, boost their productivity, and can lead to work-life balance.
AI can help to generate content like text, images, or other data. Workers can get information easily and generate data within minutes. It gives them quality work in fewer hours, leading to work-life balance.