publication . Article . 1984

Artificial intelligence, employment, and income

Nils J. Nilsson;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Jun 1984
  • Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
Abstract
Artificial intelligence (AI) will have profound societal effects. It promises potential benefits (and may also pose risks) in education, defense, business, law and science. In this article we explore how AI is likely to affect employment and the distribution of income. We argue that AI will indeed reduce drastically the need of human toil. We also note that some people fear the automation of work by machines and the resulting of unemployment. Yet, since the majority of us probably would rather use our time for activities other than our present jobs, we ought thus to greet the work-eliminating consequences of AI enthusiastically. The paper discusses two reasons, ...
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free text keywords: General Business, Management and Accounting, Economics, Labour economics
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publication . Article . 1984

Artificial intelligence, employment, and income

Nils J. Nilsson;