Joi Ito: The Future of Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Mid of July Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab,  published some thoughts about the future of work in a post on his blog. Quote:

MinervaRome“So while AI and other technologies may some day create a productivity abundance that allows us to eliminate the financial need to work, we will still need to find ways to obtain the social status-as well as a meaningful purpose-we get from work. There are many people who work in our society who aren’t paid. One of the largest groups are stay-at-home men and women whose work it is to care for their homes and children. Their labor is not currently counted toward the GDP, and they often do not earn the social status and value they deserve. Could we somehow change the culture and create mechanisms and institutions that provided dignity and social status to people who don’t earn money?”

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Related topics:

EIU Study: Future of Work (2015)

Ross Dawson: Future of Work Framework

Pew Report: AI, Robotics and the Future of Jobs

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