AI 'will destroy jobs'
Technology companies need to stop insisting artificial intelligence won’t destroy jobs, says Kai-Fu Lee, CEO of Sinovation Ventures, and president of the Sinovation Ventures Artificial Intelligence Institute.
“There are those who deny that AI has any downside at all—which is the position taken by many of the largest AI companies,” he tells the MIT Technology Review. “It’s unfortunate that AI experts aren’t trying to solve the problem. What’s worse, and unbelievably selfish, is that they actually refuse to acknowledge the problem exists in the first place.”
What’s the solution to the AI takeover?
We need to find the jobs that AI can’t do and train people to do them, and we need to reinvent education, he says. “These will be the best of times and the worst of times. If we act rationally and quickly, we can bask in what’s best rather than wallow in what’s worst.”
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