Will AI take our jobs?

Since the dawn of the information age, society has worried about artificial intelligence replacing human labour. We are now seeing rapid advances being made in this technology that makes the question of critical importance. What will the future of automation look like, and will AI take our jobs?

No: there will always be jobs for humans

Capitalism will always create new opportunities for human labour

Labour displacement is normal

Technology has always resulted in the displacement of human labour

Exponential growth never lasts

AI and computer technology is just like all other growth - it has an end-point

Capitalism won't allow for the end of work because of AI

Capitalism will not allow for the end of work as AI becomes more common in the workplace. For example, new jobs will emerge to manage and control AI. Jobs will not disappear, they will evolve to reflect developing technology.

Partially: AI will take many jobs, but not all of them

Society will have to make crucial decisions about the nature of work

AI has already taken many jobs

AI is capable of undertaking lots of human jobs and tasks, but overall humans are still preferred

People want to work, but less. AI makes this happen.

Governments will plan the redistribution of work, directing everyone to work fewer hours while providing them with a basic income to keep the economy functioning.

Yes: AI will fully replace humans

It will be universally cheaper and more efficient than hiring humans to do the same job

The singularity is coming

Artificial super intelligence (ASI) will ultimately result in the automation of every conceivable human task, resulting in the end of work for humans

AI is developing rapidly

The exponential rate at which computer and AI technology develops will result in a massive societal shift - and soon
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