Will AI Destroy More Jobs Than It Creates Over the Next Decade?

Robert D. Atkinson April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019

Will artificial intelligence (AI) destroy more jobs than it creates over the next decade? In a Wall Street Journal debate with Oxford University's Carl Benedikt Frey, Rob Atkinson argues that AI will lead to more spending and investing - and jobs. Automation, whether from AI algorithms or computer-aided machine tools, hasn’t led to net job losses yet, and it never will. It always leads to higher productivity, which in turn lowers prices or raises wages, either of which leads to more spending and investment, which creates jobs.