CHAPTER 4

Prospects for New Jobs

The bad news is that humans can see how most of their current jobs are on the way out. On the other hand, there may be some good news where AI itself lends to the creation of new jobs. Unfortunately, as with all technology, it is hard to define all the new job possibilities that might not have even been thought of. Either way, following recent trends, there will likely be a heavier focus on short-term jobs, rather than for past long-term employment.

On the global market, new jobs need to be considered on a global scale, where, for example, jobs might be lost in Australia or the United States, but as happens now, created by outsourcing in India or the ­Philippines.1 In the longer term, this labor market will equalize ...

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