AI pioneer: AI will definitely kill jobs, but that’s OK

Image: iStockphoto/pixone If big data is overhyped, AI or deep learning are stratospherically so. Things were relatively controlled until Facebook started talking up its Messenger bots, and all rational talk (or thought) ended. To get a little common sense on AI, I reached out to Louis Monier, perhaps most famous as the founder of the Altavista search engine, the Google of its time, and currently the chief scientist at Import.io, a web-based platform for extracting data from websites without writing any code. Monier is one of the world’s leading authorities in deep learning, with research roots going all the way back to Xerox PARC in the early 1980s. While Monier acknowledges the “stunning applications” that AI facilitates, he’s also cognizant of the perils it presents to outmoded labor markets. In…


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