Add David Siegel to the list of powerful execs who are uncomfortable about what artificial intelligence technologies will mean to carbon-based life forms.
Speaking at the Milken Institute Global Conference, Siegel echoed what industry leaders including Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Tesla and SpaceX co-founder Elon Musk, and Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking have already said: AI is interesting technology that could have some scary side-effects.
“Most people in the bulk of the job market are not involved in super-high-value jobs. They are doing routine work and tasks and it’s precisely these tasks that computers are going to be better at doing,” Siegel said, citing how the combustion engine replaced horses and ATMs replaced bank tellers, according to Bloomberg.
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