AI stealing human jobs isn’t the problem. This is. – Arkansas News

AI stealing human jobs isn’t the problem. This is. – Arkansas News


A new report from Paysa suggests automation jobs will put 10,000 people to work, and big companies will spend $650 million on annual salaries to make it happen. Sean Dowling (@seandowlingtv) has more.

A 15-hour work week. That’s what influential economist John Maynard Keynes prophesied in his famous 1930 essay “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” forecasting that in the next century technology would make us so productive we wouldn’t know what to do with all our free time.

This is not the future Keynes imagined. 

Many higher income workers put in 50 or more hours per week, according to an NPR/Harvard/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation poll. Meanwhile, lower-income workers are fighting to get enough hours to pay the bills, as shown in a University of Washington report on Seattle’s $15 minimum wage publicized this week.

Yet some of today’s best minds are making Keynes-like predictions. This month, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said robots will one day replace us — but we needn’t worry for a few hundred years. 

In May, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Harvard’s 2017 class that increased automation would strip us not only of our jobs but also of our sense of purpose. 


Mark Zuckerberg told graduating students at Harvard, the university he dropped out of to create Facebook, to create a purpose for today’s world. (May 25)

Automation. Artificial intelligence. Machine learning. Many experts disagree on what these new technologies will mean for the workforce, the economy and our quality of life. But where they do agree is that…

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