Delivered April 1st, 2019. Contributors: Funmi A. and
Artificial Intelligence - Impact on Jobs: Quotes
NarendraModi, SatyaNadella, Steve Wozniak, NarayanaMurthy, Andy Jassy, and Steven Mnuchin have previously made statements that imply that artificial intelligence will result in job creation. Conversely, Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Warren Buffett, Chris Hughes, Sam Altman, Jack Dorsey, and Mark Cuban made statements that indicate they think artificial intelligence will destroy jobs. We have provided below some quotes about the impact of artificial intelligence on jobs grouped by sentiment. Please see in columns A to I and rows 4 to 23 of the attached spreadsheet all 20 recent quotes from famous individuals about the impact artificial intelligence will have on jobs.
In 2017, Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon Web Services said “There is a lot of talk that AI will take away jobs. But we believe it will create jobs. There is so much work we do in technology that we are not really able to fill a lot of these new roles that we are creating.”
Microsoft CEO, SatyaNadella stated that "Even in a runaway artificial intelligence (AI) scenario, robots will not render people completely jobless."
Jack Ma stated that Artificial Intelligence will both destroy and create jobs. "The new technology will destroy a lot of jobs. But it will also create a lot of jobs," he said. "The question is whether we are ready and whether we are qualified for these new jobs."
GinniRometty stated that artificial intelligence will create new forms of employment. "Advances in artificial intelligence will lead to job losses, but new forms of employment will take their place."
Stephen Hawking considers artificial intelligence to be a job destructor stating that "the automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative or supervisory roles remaining."
Mark Cuban has often claimed that artificial intelligence will destroy jobs and stated that "People aren't going to have jobs."
"Some people are worried that the advancement of technology will have negative impact on jobs but the reality is otherwise. The Industry 4.0 will touch those aspects which still remain untouched so far. It will change the nature of job and create new opportunities"
"Emerging fields, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things, blockchain, and big data can take India to new heights of development, and improve the quality of life of its citizens"
""There certainly will be job disruption. Because what's going to happen is robots will be able to do everything better than us. ... I mean all of us," says Musk, speaking to the National Governors Association on Saturday"
""the automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative or supervisory roles remaining.""
""Well, certainly we can look forward to the idea that vacations will be longer at some point," Gates told Fox Business. "If we can actually produce twice as much as we make today with less labor, the purpose of humanity is not just to sit behind a counter and sell things, you know?" "
"“I think it is wrong to say that there are going to be job losses because of AI. Demand exceeds supply. There is not enough skilled labour in the country,” he said, adding that AI could be used to train doctors and teachers. “Using AI, we can educate a primary healthcare worker, deliver telemedicine and diagnosis.”"
"Where is the lack of jobs? At least where I come from, the US, people do have jobs. Over time there are stock market crashes, things like dotcom crash, and lot of people lose jobs and they move out. These things come and go. But it’s not like the world is ruined."
"There is a lot of talk that AI will take away jobs. But we believe it will create jobs. There is so much work we do in technology that we are not really able to fill a lot of these new roles that we are creating."
""We have a treasury secretary in the US who said that AI will not cause job loss for 50 to 100 years," Dorsey said today at TechBeach Retreat in Jamaica. "It’s not just stupid ... it’s irresponsible.""
"The "Shark Tank" investor and Dallas Mavericks owner has remarked on several occasions that artificially-intelligent robots will kill off jobs in droves in the coming years.
In February, Cuban criticized President Trump's plans to bring back American factory jobs as a sign of the president's poor understanding of technology and business.
"People aren't going to have jobs," Cuban said. "How does [Trump] deal with displaced workers?""