AI advice: Start with the work, not the technology
There’s a lot of terrible work in the world, and automation doesn’t care what it does. But what happens when we start farming out all of our tedious work to robots?
Lots of good things, like augmented roles for humans, new jobs, saved lives, more fulfilling work, and much more.
But there’s a lot of downsides as well. Mines with only 4-5 people operating machines. A society without awareness for what tedium is. And misplaced faith in technology that was only meant to do a few things.
Ravin Jesuthasan has been looking at these trends for a long time with the World Economic Forum and sheds some light on the topic for us.