The Myth of a Superhuman AI
Kevin Kelly

I’m not seeing the connection between intelligence and job loss.

At my current job, I work on smart meters. One of their useful traits is that they can send their data home — no need to pay humans to walk to each meter and read it, as power companies once did. Are the meters as smart as humans? Of course not, but they still take jobs anyway.

Today, the entire metering division at my company is around 500 people, which is a tiny fraction of the number of meter readers power companies once employed. We supply several major power companies.

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