A quirky thing about intelligent machines, at least this side of “the singularity”: a human still needs to identify the problem to be solved. Plus, so far, humans must be heavily involved in order to define the problem.
There is little question that AI and other exponential technologies will eliminate some types of work. We make the most progress as a civilization when we automate operations:
“It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy-books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.” — Alfred North Whitehead [Read more…] about The Future Work is Built on Solving Hard Problems