I asked Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and an expert on digital technology, about our preparedness for what’s about to happen. He responded in pungently non-technical terms. “We should be doing a better job of preparing ourselves. Instead, we’re impoverishing ourselves. It’s a shameful public-policy failure.”
My day job has me thinking about the impact of AI on jobs, and our lack of preparation for it, so I wrote a newspaper column on the topic. You can read the whole thing after the jump.