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Michelle
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Michelle,
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10/30/2017 | 7:14:22 PM
Re: AI will both eliminate and create new jobs
I've wondered the same. Kids growing up with Alexa will have a very different experience and expectation of machines compared to kids who are digital-assistant-less. This could be very good as well. These kids will grow up expecting more from machines. This will be fantastic until the machines take over, of course :)
kq4ym
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10/30/2017 | 5:27:39 PM
Re: AI will both eliminate and create new jobs
Yep, the definition of AI is certainly in flux as time goes by. A radio program this morning talked about Alexis and how the kids are taking to it, talking to it like a real person, making me wonder if that's going to be a game changer in the future as those kids grow up and expect machines to take the place of actual human interactons?
kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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10/15/2017 | 11:41:09 AM
Re: AI will both eliminate and create new jobs
The numbers predicted seem possibly one of those that one would have to take on faith. While there could be more jobs created with AI over those lost, that so far does not make it a bet I'm willing to take without some more evidence and facts on that prognosis.
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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10/8/2017 | 7:46:09 AM
Re: AI will both eliminate and create new jobs
The definition of AI has evolved, indeed, and it covers a much wider spectrum than what it did at the beginning. From self-driving cars to smart-assitants to drones and everything in between, most of us today has engaged with one form or another of AI; having been aware of it, or not.
mhhfive
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mhhfive,
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10/4/2017 | 1:31:11 PM
Re: AI will both eliminate and create new jobs
> "...AI will be a net job creator starting in 2020."

Hmm. Considering that AI's very definition has evolved significantly over time, I wonder how such a prediction could even be measured. What was considered AI 5 years ago, is no longer really "AI" anymore. But I believe it could be argued that AI has *already* become an net job creator, depending on how you define what AI is.
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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10/3/2017 | 5:58:03 PM
Re: AI will both eliminate and create new jobs
Exactly. The AI consultants that you mention will grow in number and, let’s not forget that in a future shared by robots and humans there will be situations and problematics that don’t exist today. The Industrial Revolution eliminated jobs and created new ones, and the world survived.
mhhfive
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mhhfive,
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10/3/2017 | 1:29:50 PM
Re: AI will both eliminate and create new jobs
If you've ever used Google's search engine for work... then you've taken the first step of augmenting your job with AI. Search algorithms are a type of machine learning, and we're all getting so accustomed to using search tools now that we probably can't even imagine how to do things without the internet and web-based tools.

So has Google search eliminated any jobs? Probably a few, like telephone directory book delivery people? But it has also enabled a host of other jobs that probably were unimaginable before the 1990s. No one knew what a SEO consultant was back then.... 

I'm sure there will also be AI consultants in the future -- consisting of humans trying to diagnose how to make AI better in very specific ways.
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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10/2/2017 | 10:48:27 PM
AI will both eliminate and create new jobs
AI will eliminate and create jobs, and people need to understand that is what has always happened in the history of humanity with other technologies. There are at least five years in which people can upgrade skills, learn new ones, and prepare for the future where they will be interacting with AIs at all times and in all places.
mhhfive
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mhhfive,
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10/2/2017 | 3:39:45 PM
Heh. the simple answer is no?
According to Betteridge's law of headlines, the answer is nope. But the real answer is of course that some AI will augment humans.. and make things more efficient, as always happens with technology. We don't connect phone calls with human operators anymore... 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge%27s_law_of_headlines


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