If futurist Ray Kurzweil is right, by 2045, computer intelligence will match or exceed human abilities in every way – what he calls the “singularity.
AI applications for sustainability are early stage, but the data suggests that AI can bring significant benefits for sustainability in the medium term.
Some people are afraid that heavily armed artificially intelligent robots might take over the world, enslaving humanity – or perhaps exterminating us.
Manufacturing jobs are already feeling the burn of automation-caused job loss, and this trend will continue through many other job fields.
Our vision of how to deal with the coming workforce disruption must be guided by our common quest to actualize the fullness of our human possibility, not by the quest for corporate profits.