2 sentences from a startup CEO show why so many jobs are getting automated

Will Haskell/Tech InsiderGoButler’s hero-enabled interface. Marketers use the word “handmade” to signal that a product is worth an extra couple bucks — be it cheddar or loafer.  That’s a way of separating those artisanal items from machine-made, mass-produced competitors.  But it’s not just physical goods that are made more quickly and cheaply by machine. Artificial intelligence is making decisions that would previously be done by humans. Not in 5 or 20 years. Now.  In a new post, Fast Company’s Sarah Kessler reports on the on-demand concierge startup GoButler, which just went from having humans handle requests to solely relying on algorithms. “My general view is that people will always want convenience, but they’re not willing to pay premiums for it,” says GoButler CEO Navid Hadzaad.  “And then when you think about the human labor behind it, I think…


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