Will AI Replace Creative Work?

“Robots are going to take our jobs” has been an oft-cited concern over the last 100 years.

In 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes said, “We are being afflicted with a new disease of which some readers may not yet have heard the name, but of which they will hear a great deal in the years to come – namely, technological unemployment. This means unemployment due to our discovery of means of economising the use of labour outrunning the pace at which we can find new uses for labour.”

In 1940, Senator Joseph O’Mahoney proposed taxing machines based on the proportion of jobs they took away. I have no idea how you tax a machine, but whatever.

The robot threat was addressed with renewed vigor in the 1970s as computer usage grew. Then UK Prime Minister James Callaghan hired a think tank to investigate problems caused by the new “microelectronic technology”.

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