Azeem on AI: Where Will the Jobs Come from After AI?

AZEEM AZHAR: Hi there, I’m Azeem Azhar. For the past decade, I’ve studied exponential technologies, their emergence, rapid uptake, and the opportunities they create. I wrote a book about this in 2021. It’s called The Exponential Age. Even with my expertise, I sometimes find it challenging to keep up with the fast pace of change in the field of artificial intelligence, and that’s why I’m excited to share a series of weekly insights with you, where we can delve into some of the most intriguing questions about AI. In today’s reflection, I look at an insightful research note from Goldman Sachs, titled “The Potentially Large Effects of Artificial Intelligence on Economic Growth,” in which the authors explore the labor market’s future. The study posits that global productivity could see an impressive uptick, ultimately boosting global GDP by 7%. And I wonder, where will the jobs come from after AI? Let’s dig in.

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