Did none of these developers read a cautionary tale called Frankenstein in school? The artificial intelligence boom is upon us, but researchers across numerous disciplines are scrambling to fully comprehend AI’s abilities and anticipated impacts across the economy. Recent and ongoing research suggest that while AI is further behind than the public perceives it to be, it will likely do more in more places than we expect, causing a larger and faster evolution than similarly powerful technologies and innovations have in the past. AI will introduce the next chapter of employment, following the migration from farms to factories to services to automation, with McKinsey predicting that up to one third of the American work force will have to switch to new occupations by 2030.
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