Let the Machines Do the Learning

As we celebrate Labor Day this month in the US, it is worth reflecting on the past, present and future of the labor force and its role in shaping modern society. The labor movement really took off in the 19th century along with the industrial revolution, where one begat the other. Today, we are clearly in the midst of another revolution beset by advances in intelligent and affective computing.How can a post-labor society create a sense of identity when the connection between labor and our identity is so strong? Fred Wilson sees this as a challenge and an opportunity, pointing that one of the answers is to offload tasks to automation and machine learning so that humans can address other challenges that require critical thinking abilities.Companies, from Spotify to Tinder…


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