Opinion | Jack Ma’s latest work mantra1 min read 29 Aug 2019, 04:56 PM IST
Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma foresees the possibility of a 12-hour work schedule for the week
For those fretting the prospect of an unbearably long work-schedule that Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma had advocated earlier this year, there is reason not to be too worried. Advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology could come to their rescue. In March, Ma had created a flutter by endorsing a schedule for his employees that involved working 12 hours each day from 9 am to 9 pm for six days a week—what has come to be known as his “996" formula. But Ma has apparently gazed into a crystal ball and had a rethink. He now foresees the possibility of a 12-hour work schedule for the week. At the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai on Thursday, Ma said that people could do by working as little as three days a week, four hours a day.