August 6, 2014

Key Insights: Expert Views on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

Future of jobs

As part of our series of reports marking the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, we canvassed a range of experts to assess what impact robotic advances and the use of Artificial Intelligence [AI]  will have on society—and on human employment in particular—by 2025. Nearly 1,900 expressed their views on two questions: 1.) “To what degree will AI and robotics be parts of the ordinary landscape of the general population by 2025? Describe which parts of life will change the most as these tools advance and which parts of life will remain relatively unchanged.” 2.) “Will networked, automated, artificial intelligence (AI) applications and robotic devices have displaced more jobs than they have created by 2025?” Here are some of the major points they made.

Overview

How fast is change coming?

Reasons for optimism about the impact of technological change

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Concerns about the impact of high-tech advances

The challenge of being ready for change

Challenges for policymakers