MEET MARK CUBAN

WHY?

This billionaire “Shark” and Dallas Mavericks owner is putting his money where the machines are. At SXSW this year he predicted, “The world’s first trillionaire will be an AI entrepreneur.” He recently invested in Twitter because he was impressed by their AI initiatives. He even has some ideas for how the labor disruption caused by AI can be solved. In a recent interview published on the Axios site he proposed:

  • “A lot of low-skilled jobs can be replaced by what will be an increased demand for data tagging and labeling. Not intellectually fulfilling work, but the 21st century version of an assembly line.
  • A broad expansion of programs like Americorps, believing that macro economic benefits from automation can be reallocated to places school classrooms and domestic infrastructure projects.”

NOTE: He also believes people should study liberal arts because the human jobs of the future will require creativity and critical thinking.