Artificial intelligence a growing threat to jobs

New Zealand is being urged to act now to manage the rapid rise of robotics and artificial intelligence. Within 24 years there is a 50 percent chance artificial intelligence could be smarter than us. Within 60 years, it’s almost guaranteed. Now a leading business group and law firm want the Government to set up a working group of leaders from all areas of business and society to tackle the opportunities and challenges AI represents. In particular, the effect on jobs. “AI is an extraordinary challenge for our future.’ says Institute of Directors Chief Executive Simon Arcus. “This requires big-picture thinking, long-term vision and appropriate oversight.” The call echoes those currently being made to governments around the world. Already self-driving cars share our roads, smartphones control our lives and algorithms predict…


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