Work, play, privacy, communication, finance, war, and dating: algorithms and the machines that run them have upended them all. Will artificial intelligence become as ubiquitous as electricity? Is there any industry AI won’t touch? Will AI tend to steal jobs and exacerbate income inequalities, or create new jobs and amplify human abilities at work — or, both? How can the global population adjust to the changes ushered in by artificial intelligence and its capabilities? In light of these changes, how will we remake work, education, and community? Can we build it better than we did before?
Jason Pontin, Interviewer