Along with working the Dallas Mavericks and tearing aside enterprise propositions on Shark Tank, billionaire Mark Cuban spends loads of time parenting. He has two daughters, Alexis, 16, and Alyssa, 12 and one son, Jake, 9. And like all guardian, he needs to assist his children turn out to be impartial and ready to enter the grownup world. In an interview on the South by Southwest convention in Austin, Cuban shared one ability that he’s pushed his children to be taught.
“Alexa abilities and scripting Alexa abilities is admittedly, very easy. However everyone thinks it’s actually, actually exhausting. And in order that disconnect is a superb alternative,” he stated.
“And so I advised my children [and] different children, learn to script, and simply go get your neighbors and arrange all of those Alexa instruments and also you’ll make $25, $30, $40 an hour.”
Past the apparent monetary upside to Alexa scripting as a younger folks ($40 an hour is much more than you’ll make as a lifeguard or fry cook dinner, in spite of everything), Cuban thinks that understanding the AI that powers digital assistants may even be necessary information for in the present day’s children to have later in life.
“If I have been going to start out a enterprise in the present day, I’d construct it round Alexa and Google Residence,” he stated, elaborating that he believes synthetic intelligence goes to have a better influence on society than the Web did.
However whereas he’s joyful to push his children to become involved on this courageous new world, don’t anticipate Cuban to dwell on the leading edge himself.
“The excellent news of getting had the extent of success I’ve is clear, however the dangerous facet is I kinda misplaced that piss and vinegar,” he stated. “I can consider 50 companies I may begin proper now, … however I don’t need to hand over time at dwelling and all that.”