OpenAI Exec Says AI Will Eliminate Jobs That Shouldn’t Have Been There

In the present, a digital revolution continues to occur. Over the last several decades, technology has advanced in such a major way that the way individuals live, and work has changed drastically in a very short period of time. It appears that Artificial Intelligence may very well lead the next technological revolution. Things are quite scary in this regard, as computers are becoming increasingly capable of creating imagery and even talking versions of people that look exactly like actual humans. Privacy invasion, identity theft, and even “framing” of statements and crimes are potential threats this new technology could pose. Even lewd photos are being generated through the technology- recently nude images have spread through a California middle school that were generated by Artificial Intelligence. The future is truly scary.

The department of homeland security recently announced it will be developing artificial intelligence in order to deal with detecting drugs and other illicit substances when dealing with immigration procedures. The crisis at the southern border continues to worsen each day. While Artificial Intelligence may indeed have many valuable applications, many jobs are at risk. A recent report by Goldman Sachs estimated that hundreds of millions of jobs worldwide could be deemed obsolete as Artificial Intelligence advances- an article promoted by MSN gave numerical estimates of some 300 million.

One Artificial Intelligence company executive has made statements that affirm these sentiments, at least in terms of employment disruption and obsolescence. The Chief Technology Officer of the company OpenAI, Mira Murati asserted that creative jobs will be deemed obsolete by Artificial Intelligence. In a comment that echoes sentiments of “social Darwinism”, Murati said that it would be okay for millions of people to lose jobs to computers, reasoning that those jobs maybe should not exist in the first place. History repeats itself- the industrial revolution disenfranchised the small tradesman and artisan, and now computers will disenfranchise accountants, writers, editors, and many more professionals.