Google Artificial Intelligence Guru Says AI Won’t Kill Jobs

Computers can more easily recognize cats in photos and translate text because of advances in artificial intelligence. But we’re still decades away from that technology replacing humans at work on a large scale, according to a top Google artificial intelligence executive. Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of artificial intelligence startup DeepMind, later acquired by Google, said on Monday that has seen no evidence that advances in A.I. technologies are impacting the workforce. Nevertheless, it’s something that people “should definitely pay attention to” as the technologies continue to mature. Suleyman predicated that humanity is still “many decades away from encountering that sort of labor replacement at scale.” Instead, the technology is best used to help humans with work-related tasks rather than replace them outright. Get Data Sheet, Fortune’s technology newsletter. Suleyman, speaking at…


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