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Joel Mokyr

I don’t see an easy way of solving it [mass unemployment]. It’s an inevitable consequence of technological progress.
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Executive Office of the President of the United States

less educated workers are more likely to be replaced by automation than highly educated ones... The skills in which humans have maintained a comparative advantage are likely to erode over time as AI and new technologies become more sophisticated.
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Barack Obama Former President of United States of America

The next wave of economic dislocations won’t come from overseas. It will come from the relentless pace of automation that makes a lot of good middle-class jobs obsolete.
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Bill Gates Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

You cross the threshold of job-replacement of certain activities all sort of at once. So, you know, warehouse work, driving, room cleanup, there’s quite a few things that are meaningful job categories that, certainly in the next 20 years [will go away].
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Elon Musk Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal

What to do about mass unemployment? This is going to be a massive social challenge. There will be fewer and fewer jobs that a robot cannot do better [than a human]. These are not things that I wish will happen. These are simply things that I think probably will happen.
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Stephen Hawking British physicist

the automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative or supervisory roles remaining.
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Andrew McAfee Curious about the impact of technology. Co-author of "The Second Machine Age" and "Machine | P

As digital devices like computers and robots get more capable thanks to Moore’s Law (the proposition that the number of transistors on a semiconductor can be inexpensively doubled about every two years), they can do more of the work that people used to do. Digital labor, in short, substitutes for human labor.
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Kevin Drum American journalist

It’s possible, of course, that a few jobs will still be left for humans: legislators, CEOs, a few artists, who knows? But this is just nitpicking. If 1 percent of the jobs stay around—or even 10 percent or 20 percent—we still have mass unemployment on our hands.
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Yuval Noah Harari Israeli historian and a tenured professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

[M]ost people tend to overestimate human beings. In order to replace most humans, the AI won't have to do very spectacular things. Most of the things the political and economic system needs from human beings are actually quite simple. We earlier talked about driving a taxi or diagnosing a disease. This is something that AI will soon be able to do better than humans even without consciousness, even... See More
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Moshe Vardi AI and Automation Expert With 30 Yrs Experience

We are approaching the time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task. Society needs to confront this question before it is upon us: if machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do? A typical answer is that we will be free to pursue leisure activities. [But] I do not find the prospect of leisure-only life appealing. I believe that work i... See More
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Andy Stern Author Raising the Floor; Richman Center, Columbia University; Former President SEIU

A universal basic income is essentially giving every single working-age American a check every month, much like we do with social security for elderly people. It’s an unconditional stipend, as it were. The reason it's necessary is we're now learning through lots of reputable research that technological change is accelerating, and that this process will continue to displace workers and terminate... See More
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Jane Fraser Writer in Gower. #HayWritersAtWork 2018. 2nd Fish Memoir 2018. Finalist Manchester Fiction Pri

We are expecting 500 billion objects to become connected to the Internet, and this automation is going to hollow out middle and working class jobs.
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Jeremy Corbyn British labour party politician

We need urgently to face the challenge of automation, robotics that could make so much of contemporary work redundant.
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Bart Selman Computer scientist at Cornell University

A person complemented with an intelligent system can write maybe ten times as much code, maybe a hundred times as much code. The problem then becomes you need a hundred times fewer human programmers.
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Jack Ma Alibaba founder

AI, big data are a threat to human beings. AI and robots are going to kill a lot of jobs, because in the future, these will be done by machines.
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Lawrence Summers Economist and Harvard University Professor

It is widely feared that half the jobs in the economy might be eliminated by innovations such as self-driving vehicles, automatic checkout machines and expert systems that trade securities more effectively than humans can.
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