My daily interview with Cory Fleck of Korelin Economic Report went off the beaten path Wednesday with a discussion of artificial intelligence and its potential impact on the economy. Coincidentally, an hour earlier in the Rick’s Picks chat room, I had dissed the word-recognition software I use to text in the room. Truth be told, it can’t even get a simple sentence right — probably because it was written by some quasi-illiterate millennial who never learned to spell or diagram a sentence. From an economic standpoint, we shouldn’t kid ourselves that this is just one more technological leap that will create more jobs than it destroys. Although that has generally been true in the past, AI is fundamentally about removing human beings from work-flow charts. If workers are going to adapt, it will only be because of a massive shift in the education culture away from the humanities and toward the sciences. But as long as students remain feverishly obsessed with such imagined problems as ‘diversity,’ ‘racism,’ and ‘transgender rights,’ America has no future, economic or otherwise. To access the interview, click here.
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