President Obama Has a Bleak Prediction on Artificial Intelligence

You may still think of artificial intelligence (AI) as still belonging only in sci-fi movies, but the fact is it’s very much alive and well in our world. Well — not exactly alive. But, you know. It exists. One big example is self-driving cars, but there are many other areas where AI is present as well. President Obama had an interview with Wired about the perils of AI and his outlook was kinda bleak. He fears that the rapid growth of AI will displace lots of jobs, and not just the ones we think: even doctors and other high-skilled professionals aren’t necessarily safe. The reason for this is that a lot of the jobs we regard as high-level have tasks that are easily repeatable. In other words, tasks that a computer could easily pull off. According to…


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