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Last month, the world was introduced to Sophia, the first robot to receive citizenship in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Millions of people tuned into CNBC as Sophia was interviewed by Andrew Ross Sorkin, responding to his questions with all the poise and perceived emotional intelligence of a confident, educated human woman.
While it’s still unclear if Sophia gaining citizenship was a PR stunt or not, the sophistication, magnitude—and repercussions—of the technology are indisputable. And, of course, this explosive surge of technology begs the question, will artificial intelligence take our jobs?
Most AI experts say the short answer is, yes, but there is a caveat.
Artificial intelligence will eliminate some jobs, but create infinitely more.