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Sunday, May 02, 2021

A few weeks ago Christine Carrillo, an American tech CEO, raised this question herself when she tweeted a spectacularly tone-deaf appreciation of her executive assistant, whose work allows Carrillo to "write [and] surf every day" as well as "cook dinner and read every night".

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Why not? Wrong question. AI replacements are already being developed. It's just "When?"

#1 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-05-03 07:44 AM | Reply

The CEO certainly won't make that decision and since boards are made up of other CEO's they aren't going to fight for it either.

Why not is like asking long haul truckers why they are against automated driving.

#2 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2021-05-03 08:03 AM | Reply

Then they'll go out of business against more competitive rivals.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-05-03 09:44 AM | Reply

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Sure when the first company breaks ranks and does it. If it works all the others will follow quickly after arraigning golden parachutes for themselves. However until the first one there will be no competitive disadvantage.

#4 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2021-05-03 10:09 AM | Reply

MLK was right about everything - including Universal Basic Income (book #1, "Why We Must Do This Now"). AI is going to totally level the playing field down to nothing. The robots do everything for us and maybe a handful of people work at something they are really talented at.

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-05-03 10:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sure when the first company breaks ranks and does it.

#4 | POSTED BY TAOWARRIOR AT 2021-05-03 10:09 AM | FLAG:

There are no ranks, and without cronyism directly from government, any startup with such superior AI will destroy them.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-05-03 12:58 PM | Reply

Seriously? You are aware that CEO's go from one golden parachute to the other like NFL coaches, right?

#7 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-05-04 10:18 AM | Reply

Seriously? You are aware that CEO's go from one golden parachute to the other like NFL coaches, right?

#7 | POSTED BY LEGALLYYOURDEAD AT 2021-05-04 10:18 AM | FLAG:

Do you want to be a CEO? Go create a business with the State of Texas. It takes 10 minutes. Congratulations, you are a CEO.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-05-04 11:02 AM | Reply

Ok so you've never actually had a job. Kinda knew that.

#9 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-05-04 05:08 PM | Reply

Problem is the algorithms may be written be a libbie and ruin any good company's bottom line.

#10 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-05-04 07:32 PM | Reply

Good god you're a dumb@ss. Ever heard of Starbucks?

#11 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-05-05 11:58 AM | Reply

If AI could do a better job than a CEO, for less money, it will happen.
Likely the CEO will just subscribe to the CEO service and with the extra free time take another CEO job. CEOs are supposed to use people and systems to do work instead of doing it themselves.

#12 | Posted by bored at 2021-05-05 12:25 PM | Reply

"If AI could do a better job than a CEO, for less money, it will happen."

Not so long as the CEO holds the purse strings it won't.

And there are other issues that come into play. For example, Why do airplanes still have a pilot? Why does air traffic control still have humans for that matter?

Widescale automation will break the economy by putting most of us out of work. It's already doing that, which is why we encourage young people to get into STEM fields. Where they will either be creating AI and machines to replace humans, or working in niche industries that aren't yet ripe for automation and AI due to the high cost of implementation.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-05-05 01:06 PM | Reply

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