Artificial intelligence: Not the job-killer you fear

Recently I posted an article by Jeff Selingo to my LinkedIn feed entitled “What happens when millions of jobs are lost to automation.” Predictably, those who actually read the article decided it was about education — specifically, how a lot of people are being educated to do things that no one will be doing after a few years. Meanwhile, people who read only the title commented that even more jobs will be created in our hyperautomated future. The issue is more complicated. When we defund education and fail to address long-standing social issues, we simply don’t prepare future generations (or even much of the current one) for this future. As you automate away the jobs held by people of color and the poor while cutting access to education, you create…


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