Will AI Create a ‘Useless Class’ of Humans?

Posted on June 20, 2016, 9:36 a.m. in Artificial Intelligence When machines can outperform humans what will we be left with? Bestselling historian Yuval Noah Harari predicts that advances in artificial intelligence will lead to a class of eternally useless human beings. In his new book, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, he sites smarter artificial intelligence as one of the 21st century’s most serious threats. This book is not released to the public until September, however, early copies have been circulated. It follows up on his previous book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, which was an international bestseller. Although the book has humans developing godlike powers, it also suggests that humans may end up unemployed, with little purpose in life, spending most days hooked into electronics. Harari…


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