Experts disagree about the future. That might seem unextraordinary, but it’s the conclusion of a new survey on robots from Pew, and it’s more significant than it sounds. For all the talk of “robots stealing jobs,” 2,551 experts surveyed were deeply divided over the following question: Will networked, automated, artificial intelligence (AI) applications and robotic devices have displaced more jobs than they have created by 2025? To those in fear of being replaced by automation, the fact that experts are divided may seem like consolation – unfortunately, it’s anything but.
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