Will Robots Take Your Job? Don’t Trust Startups and Enterprises to Tell You

Daniel Faggella

Daniel Faggella is Head of Research at Emerj. Called upon by the United Nations, World Bank, INTERPOL, and leading enterprises, Daniel is a globally sought-after expert on the competitive strategy implications of AI for business and government leaders.

Will Robots Take Your Job? Don't Trust Startups and Enterprises to Tell You

Something that dawned on me very early on in reading biography and history is that incentives rule the world, that company's, nations, individuals ultimately do things primarily for their own self-interest. And there's nothing inherently wrong with that, but it's important to bear it in mind.

Business is no different. Artificial intelligence is no different. Like with any topic that has political ramifications, the loudest voices on both sides of the debate over the job loss risk of AI are the sides that have the most at stake. They are the individuals and the groups that have the most to gain or to lose, not necessarily for finding the truth, but for forwarding the narrative that would behoove them and behoove their interests.

This doesn't make these parties bad people; it just means that "good" for them, in terms of the achievement of their goals and potentially the assurance of their perceived well-being, isn't about figuring out the ultimate truth, but again, in promoting a s...

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