Brianna White

Staff member
Jul 30, 2019
I wanted to share some interesting findings from a recent study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The study aimed to address the growing concerns about artificial intelligence (AI) replacing human labor across various industries.

In one of the first comprehensive investigations into the feasibility of AI displacing labor, the researchers modeled the cost attractiveness of automating different tasks in the US, focusing on jobs where computer vision was employed, such as teachers and property appraisers.

The results were quite revealing. They found that only 23% of workers, measured in terms of dollar wages, could be effectively replaced by AI. In many other cases, due to the high costs associated with installing and operating AI-assisted visual recognition systems, humans were found to be more cost-effective.

This study provides valuable insights into the current limitations of AI and its potential impact on the labor market. It's a reminder that while AI has the potential to revolutionize many aspects of our lives, its application is not without challenges and limitations.

I encourage everyone to consider these findings as we continue to explore and implement AI solutions in our work. Let's remember that AI is a tool to assist us, not replace us.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this.

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