But he was right about one thing: AI and robotics could eventually lead to a future where technology is so advanced that our role, much of our work and even our purpose in life could fundamentally change.
As someone who has studied and worked in AI for the better part of four decades, my contention is that this change will likely come faster and go further than many of us anticipate — even if it’s driven more by AI-powered software than dancing robots. The question is how we’re going to prepare.
I believe there needs to be a fundamental and historic shift in the way we think about — and relate to — both technology and the world of work. We need a new social contract for an AI-enabled post-work world — and we should start thinking about it now…
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