If I live long enough, perhaps I shall see if I am right.

The paragraph below reflects my biggest concern with AI. Humans have a terrible track record of sharing the bounties of progress equally. I think AI will lead to much greater productivity and bounty, but if only 2% of the population really benefits… the rest of us will have a lot of time to practice with our pitchforks.

“The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned about artificial intelligence’s significant impact on the global job market. Their report suggests that nearly 40% of jobs worldwide might be affected, with high-income countries facing more significant risks than emerging markets and low-income nations. IMF Chief Kristalina Georgieva emphasized the need for policymakers to address the potential for AI to exacerbate social tensions and widen inequalities. While AI could enhance productivity and wages in high-income areas, affecting about 60% of jobs there, its impact in emerging and low-income countries might be less immediate due to infrastructure and skilled workforce limitations. This disparity could lead to increased global inequality. The topic is expected to be a key focus at the World Economic Forum in Davos.”

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