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AI and robots aren't gunning for your job, White House economist says

Grant Gross | Oct. 27, 2016
AI will create new jobs and new consumer demand, he predicts

The federal government's research budget isn't likely to grow significantly, but it can be "smarter" about using the funds it has, Furman said. Expect more government projects like the  Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency self-driving vehicle challenge, he said.

The U.S. also needs a more highly educated workforce to drive AI forward, Furman added. "Computers can beat humans at Go, chess, and Jeopardy, but those computers needed to be programmed by humans," he said.


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