In this video, Professor Pablo Foncillas remembers how until recently we feared that artificial intelligence (AI) would take away our jobs. “However now it seems that things are not going in that direction,” he says.
It was believed that lower-skilled jobs were in the crosshairs, but it seems that both those and the higher-skilled ones can come out ahead. The most recent studies suggest that “AI is not only automating tasks, but is also creating new job opportunities,” the researcher emphasizes.
For example, text editors save repetitive tasks and doctors or engineers improve decision making. In customer service, chatbots and virtual assistants are also changing the dynamic.