We need to retrain truck drivers and office assistants to create data analysts, trip optimizers and other professionals we don’t yet know we need. It would have been impossible for an antebellum farmer to imagine his son becoming an electrician, and it’s impossible to say what new jobs AI will create. But it’s clear that drastic measures are necessary if we want to transition from an industrial society to an age of intelligent machines.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-next-for-artificial-intelligence-1465827619

yes, truck drivers can be retrained into data analysts

(via argumate)

What I stumbled over was

other professionals we don’t yet know we need.

OK, good proposal. I’m retraining from truck driver – which type of professional should I become? Oh you don’t know? Well that’s fine, I can just retrain five times until I hit the one profession that our AI masters need!

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