Sam Altman Warns That AI Is Gonna Destroy a Lot of People's Jobs

Rinse Cycle OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, whose company makes that one chatbot your boss has probably considered replacing you with, warns that the advancement of AI means that a lot of people are going to lose their jobs. Spoiler: he doesn’t sound like he’s going to do anything about it. Viewing the shift through an historical lens, Altman thinks job loss is an inevitable casualty of any “technological revolution.” Every 100 to 150 years, Altman said at The Wall Street Journal Tech Live conference on Monday, half of people’s jobs end up getting phased out. “I’m not afraid of that at all,” he said, as quoted by the paper. “In fact, I think that’s good. I think that’s the way of progress, and we’ll find new and better jobs.” Long Jobs Telling people they’re going to be out of a job in the name of progress is not an easy sell. Or, as Altman puts it, “that’s not, uh, that’s not cool.” Which is an interesting thing for him to admit, since framing job loss as some sort of greater good is basically his whole narrative. In the past, he’s never sounded that upset about AI replacing the “median human,” either. Still, he did reiterate that “we are really going to have to do something about this transition” — though what that “something” will actually be remains unclear. “It is not enough just to give people a universal basic income,” Altman said. “People need to have agency, the ability to influence….Sam Altman Warns That AI Is Gonna Destroy a Lot of People's Jobs

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