Issue #357
13 Aug 2023
The other side of ‘productivity gains’ is of course, widespread displacement of human beings doing the work. What are the millions of people who currently drive for a living going to be doing when we have autonomous vehicles? Pew Research Centre with a Goldman Sachs-like research piece, breaking down jobs into tasks, scoring how significant these tasks are and then assessing how exposed they are to AI. Interesting twist is overlaying of demographic data. McKinsey incidentally also have a similar report out - Generative AI and the Future of Work in America. Read both of these as companion pieces, H/T to brainfooder Randy Bailey for the share