What to expect when the robots come for our jobs

At the end of 2014, Stanford announced it was going to play host to a 100-year-long study, proposed by computer scientist Eric Horvitz, on the effects of artificial intelligence on society and how those effects “will ripple through every aspect of how people work, live and play.” The study, nicknamed AI100, is mostly carried out by having a panel of experts produce a report every five years. On Thursday the first report came out, produced by 17 people, most of whom are professors in various AI-related disciplines, with a couple from companies like Microsoft of Google X. The experts break down the different effects of AI into eight different broad categories, ranging from transport to entertainment. In honor of labor day, let’s focus on the area they dub “Employment and…


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