Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs

Kai-Fu Lee, MIT Technology Review, Feb 23, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

" It will soon be obvious that half of our job tasks can be done better at almost no cost by AI and robots," writes Kai-Fu Lee. "This will be the fastest transition humankind has experienced, and we’re not ready for it." If we look at China, he writes, we can see where some of this is headed already. "P eople there carry no cash. They pay all their utility bills with their phones. They can do all their shopping on their phones. You get off work and open an app to order food. By the time you reach home, the food is right there." Related: Umair Haque, Are We Ready for a Post-Work World?

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