The “biggest problem” facing the world is not a population explosion, but “population collapse,” said Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk.
Musk made the comment in a live-streamed debate with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Chairman Jack Ma in at the August 29 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai. When Ma reflected on the low birth rate in China — which formerly had a one-child policy but now has a two-child policy — Musk agreed that there is a “birth rate” problem. “Most people think we have too many people on the planet, but actually this is an outdated view,” said Musk. “Assuming that AI (artificial intelligence) is fine — we’re assuming there’s a benevolent future with AI — […]