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WorkRise Shorts: Applying AI to Rebuild Middle Class Jobs with David Autor

Last updated on June 04, 2024

Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor David Autor asks what artificial intelligence could enable people to do and who could be enabled by this tool. AI, he says, could be a useful decision-support tool—unlike previous technologies that follow rules and procedures, AI can learn from unstructured information and draw out patterns. According to Autor, the best-case scenario is one in which AI extends expertise, allowing people with foundational training and practice to do a broader set of things by building on the skills they have and giving them better decision-support tools to do so.

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