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Don’t buy into the AI job apocalypse hype, for the most part

The hype over AI itself has been overtaken by equally exaggerated fears of job losses on an apocalyptic scale. This August has brought a deluge, encouraged perhaps by the misperception that there is nothing much newsworthy during the summer months of the northern hemisphere. Prophets of doom include some who should know better, or rather perhaps recognize that it is worth predicting the worst just in case that does come to pass, remembering the way many foretold the world would end at the start of the year 2000 because of the Millennium bug. This of course is a very different situation that will unfold over years rather than a day, but the greatest mistake is to assume that AI represents…

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