Robots are going to take our jobs and make us look like fools while doing it

The other day I was talking to Demis Hassabis, co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, the artificial-intelligence research company based here in London that is part of Google parent Alphabet. DeepMind is best known for creating software that has beaten many of the world’s top-ranked players at Go, the ancient Asian strategy game. We were talking about rules of thumb. You know, those life hacks that condense years, decades or eons of human experience into some simple heuristic: the 80/20 rule, or “red sky at night, sailor’s delight.” [1]

[1] By Jeremy Kahn for Bloomberg Technology


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