Deciding that there are things that computers will never do is bad for you

“Sheeple“ on xkcd by Randall Munroe
From Jobs Lost, Jobs Gained: Workforce Transitions in a time of Automation, McKinsey Global Institute, December 2017 p3

Practicality, not philosophy

The illusion of working collaboratively

Satirical rendition of Microsoft’s “Clippy” assistant in Microsoft Office c.1997

The illusion of creativity

Artworks created by Creative Adversarial Networks (CAN). Courtesy of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Rutgers University, published in Art World

The illusion of empathy

Stills from Toyota Concept-愛i | Concept Movie, Toyota, 2017. The title is pronounced “Concept-i”; is the Japanese for “love”, pronounced “ai”

Protectionism is unnecessary

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