Sam Altman Says Sorry, AI Is Definitely Destroying Jobs

Disappearing Act So much for artificial intelligence not coming for our jobs, huh? In a new interview with The Atlantic, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman chided others in his industry for their rosy-eyed outlook on the future of AI — and appeared to show his hand in the process. “A lot of people working on AI pretend that it’s only going to be good; it’s only going to be a supplement; no one is ever going to be replaced,” Altman told the magazine. “Jobs are definitely going to go away, full stop.” While this news would be unwelcome to most, the CEO doesn’t seem to be too stressed out about it. On balance, he says, a world with AI will be better — though it sounds like he isn’t quite sure what that world will look like. “I don’t think we’ll want to go back,” Altman said Recession Vibes As the Atlantic interviewer noted, one of Altman’s examples of jobs in which people would always prefer humans was teaching — an ironic choice given that in the very same interview, he expressed excitement about the prospect of AI tutors that would provide “every child a better education than the best, richest, smartest child receives on Earth today.” None of this is particularly surprising. In the months since ChatGPT was released to the public last fall, people have not only begun worrying tremendously about being replaced by AI, but actually losing their jobs to it, too. In early June, the executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray…Sam Altman Says Sorry, AI Is Definitely Destroying Jobs

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