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People may have to work just 12 hours a week thanks to AI, says Jack Ma

Just this year, Ma had endorsed the China tech sector's infamous 12-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week routine, so common it earned the moniker 996

Jack Ma, executive chairman of Chinese internet conglomerate Alibaba Group
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Jack Ma, executive chairman of Chinese internet conglomerate Alibaba Group

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg
Billionaire Jack Ma, long an outspoken advocate for China’s extreme work culture, says that people should be able to work just 12 hours a week with the benefits of artificial intelligence. 

People could work as little as three days a week, four hours a day with the help of technology advances, the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd co-founder said at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai Thursday. He spoke on-stage with Elon Musk, the chief executive officer of Tesla Inc who is building manufacturing facilities in the city. 

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First Published: Aug 29 2019 | 10:59 AM IST

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