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Report: AI is coming for 36 million jobs, and sooner than you think
submitted 6 months ago by TheWebOfSlime from hotair.com
[–]wizzwizz4 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (1 child)
Is this a problem?
I know about this stuff, and "AI" isn't what the media's hyped it up to be. It's a set of relatively simple pattern-matching algorithms (with complicated mathematics to make it work how you'd expect… mostly). We're not even close to AGI (artificial general intelligence, which is the scary thing). The only jobs AI can automate are the boring, repetitive ones like truck driving (predicted on the Simpsons), manufacturing lines (this is decades-old news) and this kind of thing (about 35 of those can be automated!).
The only issue with getting rid of jobs is that the money just goes more and more to rich people, but that's what tax and benefits are for. When 15% or 30% or 60% of the population's unemployed, universal basic income is unavoidable, and the money has to come from somewhere. But, in the meantime, a lot of people are severely inconvenienced.
Oh, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I don't know what's right; idealism, pragmatism, sacrificing other people's standard of living for a decades-long short-term for hope for a better long-term? Please help!
[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
We need ICE to deport the AI. They're aliens!