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Artificial intelligence, Big Data could power a new war on poverty

We ought to consider their potential to work to society's advantage

Elisabeth A Mason | NYT 

When it comes to artificial intelligence and jobs, the prognostications are grim. The conventional wisdom is that A.I. might soon put millions of people out of work — that it stands poised to do to clerical and white collar workers over the next two decades what mechanisation did to factory workers over the past two. And that is to say nothing of the truckers and taxi drivers who will find themselves unemployed or underemployed as self-driving cars take over our roads. But it’s time we start thinking about A.I.’s potential benefits for society as well as its ...

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First Published: Thu, January 04 2018. 22:39 IST