MUSK WARNS AI WILL MAKE JOBS OBSOLETE, AS SYNTHETIC INFLUENCER RAKES IN THOUSANDS MONTHLY!
In a recent AI Safety Summit, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk projected a sobering future where Artificial Intelligence (AI) would eventually make human jobs obsolete, a scenario which indeed demands a radical rethinking of our relationship with work and employment in the near future. Musk shared this with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, highlighting the rise of AI replacing traditional human roles in new and unexpected areas. Case in point, The Clueless, an influencer agency in Spain, has pioneered a bold new concept with the creation of "Aitana Lopez", an AI model and influencer.
Born in the binary waves and sporting an astonishing following of 122,000 avid supporters on Instagram, "Aitana" not only breaks molds but also redefines conceptions of labor. Garnering roughly $3,300 a month in ad revenues, and boasting an ambassadorial role for a sports supplement, this digital diva is a clear demonstration of AI's encroachment into industries beyond the factory or office space. Musk's prediction of a future where machines could potentially undertake all work, begins to solidify when we witness scenarios like these.
"Aitana", despite her non-human origins, has been received like any other influencer in the digital world. Societal norms and virtual interactions stay largely unchanged despite the revelation of her true nature. It's this eerie normalcy in dealing with a completely virtual entity that sets a precedent for how we perceive and interact with AI.
This marriage of AI and social media influence conceived by The Clueless may represent a redefinition of the world of influencers. Attempting to transcend traditional practices of human modeling, ushering in an era palm in hand with AI simulation, they are a salient example of companies envisioning a future where AI evolves to horizons we yet consider science fiction.
Musk's forecast of an AI dominated future has powerful implications for our long-standing economic structures that are traditionally centered on human labor. We may soon have to grapple with questions about the future of work, ethics of automation, and maybe even the very definition of a meaningful life in relation to work.
As AI proliferates across various industries even those as esoteric as modeling and influencing, the need for countries to redesign their social and economic policies becomes more pressing. Universal basic income, for instance, has been touted as one answer by Musk among others, but the absence of a silver bullet remains apparent.
While we potentially hurtle towards an age where the phrase 'getting replaced by machine' transcends from figurative to literal, we must remain vigilant, proactive and creative in responding to this confluence of technological and societal change. In the end, AI isn't about replacing human roles; it's about redefining them and framing a new perspective on human ability and potential. The future may be uncertain, but it remains ours to shape and adapt to. As "Aitana" and her ilk continue to proliferate digital landscapes, we may just need to recalibrate our societal views about work, worth, and influence in an AI-integrated world.