"60 Minutes" warning: AI could take 40% of jobs

Kai-Fu Lee talks to Scott Pelley. (CBS News)

40% of the world’s jobs could be done by machines as soon as 15 years from now, one of the world’s foremost experts on artificial intelligence, venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee, tells Scott Pelley on the coming edition of "60 Minutes":
  • "AI will increasingly replace repetitive jobs, not just for blue collar work, but a lot of white collar work."
  • "Chauffeurs, truck drivers — anyone who does driving for a living — their jobs will be disrupted ... in the 15-25 year time frame."
"Many jobs that seem a little bit complex — chef, waiter, a lot of things — will [also] become automated," Lee continues.
  • "I believe [AI] is going to change the world more than anything in the history of mankind. More than electricity."
  • See a clip.
I asked Axios future editor Steve LeVine how we should think about this.
  • "Mike, yes this is credible," Steve emails. "It's the baseline consensus."
  • "The question then becomes can our societies train and retrain these workers — often in entirely different professions — fast enough to prevent a Gilded Age-style worker crisis."
  • "Since we have barely begun even talking about this, there are doubts and profound worries."


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