Rather than being replaced by A.I., humans should plan to work with it.
The ramifications of advances in artificial intelligence (A.I.) are being felt further afield than anyone expected. A.I. perhaps entered the public consciousness in the 1990s thanks to chess competitions, but it's now infiltrating art competitions and, soon, the written word. Some commercial offerings can provide paragraphs of text based on brief prompts, keywords, and tone parameters. Users of Google's email service have, of course, been microdosing on A.I. since 2018, when Gmail rolled out Smart Compose.
What these developments bring home is that people in the so-called "creative class" are now facing the first-person reckoning that automation has long presented to blue-collar workers: Technology is going to radically change the way we work.
Jordan McGillis is a Paulson Policy Analyst at the Manhattan Institute.
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