Pew Institute: Will AI and Robotics displace more jobs than they create?

Experts are still divided in this Pew release, but the prospects look bleak.

The positive side is rather contradictory and not-convincing. It goes like this:

  • Advances in Technology have historically be a net creator of jobs.
  • Ok, maybe it’s different this time, but we will invent new jobs.
  • Ok, maybe there won’t be any new job that cannot be automated, but we will redefine our relation with work and won’t need jobs anymore.

Meh ?!?

On the negative side:

  • Everybody will be impacted, blue-collard jobs as well as white-collar jobs.
  • The disparition of their jobs won’t offer better opportunities to people, but push downwards.
  • We have no idea how to control this evolution.

What are they describing there? A new digital displacement that will only benefit the rich and the powerful? Just have a look at the report, it’s a nice must-read.

Wozniak : « le film sur Jobs est largement mensonger à mon égard »

Très intéressante réponse de Wozniak à un post Google Plus sur le film Jobs. Il y apporte notamment quelques précisions sur le Homebrew Computer Club qui montrent que les membres étaient fortement influencés par les intellectuels des universités de San Francisco, et notamment par les protestataires pacifistes. Ca rejoint assez le point de vue exprimé par Evgeny Morozov dans le New Yorker la semaine dernière.

Carms Perez – Google+ – Has anyone seen it? I think I wanna go tonight!.