And while the report also notes that A.I. could improve services like food distribution in poor neighborhoods and analyze crime patterns, it’s not all positive.
For instance, A.I. could lead to significant changes in the workforce as robots and smart systems take over base-level jobs, like moving inventory in warehouses, scheduling meetings and even offering some financial advice.
However, A.I. also will open up new jobs, such as data analysts who will be needed to make sense of all the new information computers are amassing.
The study noted that work should begin now figuring out how to help people adapt as the economy undergoes rapid changes and existing jobs are lost and new ones created.
“Until now, most of what is known about A.I. comes from science fiction books and movies,” Stone said. “This study provides a realistic foundation to discuss how A.I. technologies are likely to affect society.”
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